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supersede
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  • The general declared he could say no more; the claims of Mr. and Mrs. Allen were not to be superseded; but on some other day he trusted, when longer notice could be given, they would not refuse to spare her to her friend.
  • This brief account of the family is intended to supersede the necessity of a long and minute detail from Mrs. Thorpe herself, of her past adventures and sufferings, which might otherwise be expected to occupy the three or four following chapters; in which the worthlessness of lords and attornies might be set forth, and conversations, which had passed twenty years before, be minutely repeated.

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  • Engineers used slide rules before they were superseded by calculators.
  • No method nor discipline can supersede the necessity of being forever on the alert.
    Thoreau, Henry David  --  Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedience

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