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usurp
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
seize or take control without authority
  • The unfortunate physician, while uttering these words, lifted his hands with a look of horror, as if he had beheld some frightful shape, which he could not recognise, usurping the place of his own image in a glass.
    Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (63% in)

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