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  • detain’d by her usurping uncle
  • The SCENE lies first near OLIVER’S house; afterwards partly in the Usurper’s court and partly in the Forest of Arden.
  • Indeed, my lord, The melancholy Jaques grieves at that; And, in that kind, swears you do more usurp Than doth your brother that hath banish’d you.

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  • Henry IV usurped the throne from Richard II while the latter was fighting in Ireland.
  • I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
    James Madison

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