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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dethrone.

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  • An unexpected best-seller, "Crockery Cookery" dethroned "The Joy of Sex" as the No. 1 selling trade paperback in June of 1975, providing a clue as to which is the stronger human urge.

    Crock-Pot Chef Fed Slow-Cook Craze

  • In $56.6 Million Debut Weekend Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" dethroned "Iron Man" as ruler at the box office, pulling down $56.6 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

    'Prince Caspian' Passes 'Iron Man'

  • Holomisa said when he was "dethroned" he received a lot of messages calling for the establishment of a new political party.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Has 'Dancing With the Stars' dethroned 'American Idol' as America's No. 1 show?

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  • The psychologist Alfred Adler concluded that middle children, who had neither suffered the indignity of being "dethroned" like the eldest sibling, nor the pampered indulgence of the youngest, had the best chance of growing into successful, well-adjusted adults.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The television drama series "Mad Men" kept its crown as the best drama series at the 62nd annual Emmy Awards, as the comedy show "Modern Family" dethroned "30 Rock" to establish itself as the best in the genre.

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  • Sunday while comedy show "Modern Family" dethroned "30 Rock" to establish itself as the best in the genre.

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  • King Felix getting "dethroned" tonight high chopper through the left side scores two and then a suicide squeeze scores another ..... this is going to be a long night for us SEA backers (and a short night for King Felix most likely)

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  • Forrest, Potok says, has "dethroned" Gen. Robert E. Lee as the paragon among some hard-line neo-Confederates, because of Lee's conciliatory attitude toward the North after the war: "These groups don't talk about Lee.

    Across the South, the Civil War is an enduring conflict

  • Anne Downie is mighty as the granny who, enthroned in the corner like a dethroned Buddha, and a threat of what may be to come for all these women, grumbles that her treat of a chocolate biscuit is chocolatey only on one side.

    Men Should Weep; Blasted; When We Are Married

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