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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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usurp
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • Put money in thy purse; follow thou the wars; defeat thy favour with an usurped beard; I say, put money in thy purse.

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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.
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