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depose -- as in: deposed the witness
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  • Not only were her fingers of an extraordinary length and shapeliness—such as, very generally speaking, one wouldn’t have expected of a medium-stout woman’s fingers—but they featured, as it were, a somewhat imperial-looking tremor; a deposed Balkan queen or a retired favorite courtesan might have had such an elegant tremor.

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  • The lawyer deposed the witness.
  • In 1571, Elizabeth learned of the plot to depose her and restore Catholicism by replacing her with Mary.

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