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Definitionreplacement — typically a person who takes the job of another person, but it can also be a thing that replaces something else
- The besom of reform hath swept him out of office, and a worthier successor wears his dignity and pockets his emoluments.Introductory (12% in)
- In fine, the gossips of that day believed—and Mr. Surveyor Pue, who made investigations a century later, believed—and one of his recent successors in office, moreover, faithfully believes—that Pearl was not only alive, but married, and happy, and mindful of her mother; and that she would most joyfully have entertained that sad and lonely mother at her fireside.Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (73% in)
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