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  • v. Present participle of usurp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by usurpation.


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  • Richard, considering him as his natural rival, and feeling offended, moreover, at the dictatorial manner in which he, a vassal of France for his Continental domains, conducted himself towards his liege lord, endeavoured to strengthen his own party, and weaken that of Richard, by uniting the Crusading princes of inferior degree in resistance to what he termed the usurping authority of the King of England.

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  • It was a close race but Date Night succeeded in usurping Clash of the Titans from its thrown at the top of the box office.! » 2010 » April

  • When libertarians manage to ward off criminal activity through their own efforts, do they feel a special pride in usurping the function of the state that other people do not?

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  • Ishmael in usurping the government of Judea against the will of the king of Babylon (2Ki 25: 25; Jer 41: 15) [Grotius].

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  • Of all people, he would not have wanted his name usurping that of the nation.

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  • He never anticipated...or perhaps he did (he did after all mention the crazy years)—an ideology (political correctness) that would make it impossible for anyone to talk about anyone else's problems, particularly for a man to write about the problems of women without oppressing them by his very act of "usurping" their "victimhood."

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  • A 26-year-old engineer has been sentenced to three years in prison for "usurping" the identity of the brother of Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Facebook.

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  • The Democratic party agrees with him as far as regards the constitutionality of the laws which he will, in the name of the Constitution, be compelled to disregard in order to get possession of the military power of the country; and he thinks that party will support him in resuming those functions as commander-in-chief of which he has been deprived by a "usurping" Congress.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • She claimed SRB was the first mayor to try such a manuever and said they were "usurping" her authority.

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  • Libbies wailing that Arizona is 'usurping' federal law in dealing with the state's 500,000 illegal aliens heap praise on the 'brave' and 'noble'"Sanctuary cities" because they're violating federal law.

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