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Love's Labour's Lost
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usurp
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Love's Labour's Lost
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  • O! if in black my lady’s brows be deck’d, It mourns that painting and usurping hair Should ravish doters with a false aspect; And therefore is she born to make black fair.

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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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