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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.
In both cases the judicial functions were usurped by a body unfit to exercise such functions.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Mamelukes purchased as slaves, and introduced as soldiers, soon usurped the power and selected a leader.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
I could not look on him—his face was altered, and his usual bland expression had been usurped by that I have described.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
False gods, whatever degree of godhead they usurped, had for a time the mystifying power of concealing their falsehood.Jaffery|William J. Locke
Mrs. Slade's perfectly-matched drawing-room took on the semblance of a throne-room, in which she had seen herself usurped.The Butterfly House|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman