verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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It’s akin to an ugly duckling’s offspring usurping the beautiful swan’s to win first place in a beauty contest.December’s stunning Geminid meteor shower is born from a humble asteroid|Ken Croswell|December 2, 2020|Science News
Few seem to have considered the possibility that he, and the court, usurped congressional power in both of them.
The President should give back the powers he usurped from Parliament, letting the MPs form the Cabinet.Ukraine’s Prime Minister Tenders Bloody Resignation|Oleg Shynkarenko|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think she was too late: By 1919, art had usurped all of most pictures' functions.
Lenin usurped the Russian revolution only eight months after Alexander Kerensky toppled the Czar.
On this, Breeden has delivered, as no profit has been heard of since he usurped the management.
Turgeis himself is reported to have usurped the abbacy of Armagh.
The physiognomy has usurped the place of the physique, the gesture of the form, the pose of the substance.French Art|W. C. Brownell
"Usurped the throne," he replied, assuming an ease and complacence he did not feel.Graustark|George Barr McCutcheon
They usurped the "firstlings of flocks," and got into trouble with the Primate in consequence.Stories about Famous Precious Stones|Mrs Goddard Orpen
The mob of Paris had usurped the place of king, and Constitution, and law.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott