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  • It is a much better way to manufacture the product, but many workers will be displaced by the new technology.
  • Many people were displaced by the hurricane.
  • The colonists displaced the natives
  • A ship displaces a weight of water equal to its own weight.

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  • the refugees were displaced by the war
  • Time itself seemed to have grown dull and old, as if no day were ever to displace the melancholy night.
    Charles Dickens  --  The Old Curiosity Shop
  • ...a maidservant who displaces her mistress.
    Proverbs 30:23 (NIV)
  • Disgust had been displaced by wrath, and her mood was clearly vengeful.
    Jack London  --  Adventure
  • One anger displacing another.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Within the wall thus exposed by the displacing of the bones, we...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado

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  • For Tuck’s head tilted to one side, his eyes went soft, and the gentlest smile in the world displaced the melancholy creases of his cheeks.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • Any spot where multiple tracks merge or diverge, there’s a little two-story shack standing there like a displaced lighthouse.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • I can smell him, though, a mixture of wood smoke and something like baby powder, and after a few more minutes, I can feel his body displacing the air a few inches away from mine.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Internally displaced persons.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I found Abraham at a camp for displaced persons on the mainland.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • In the afternoon, I was the one who ordered that they be housed temporarily in one of the barracks, displacing a handful of men for several nights.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The Colossus’s next step displaced several tons of salt water and made a crater large enough to swallow a pickup truck.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The Red Cross is asking for blood donations for those injured on the ground, and for food and clothing for the displaced.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • There a United Nations relief organization assigned us to a displaced persons camp in Wetzlar, Germany, in the American occupation zone.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • It’s almost like I’m displacing my anger because I’m too afraid to bring up what’s really bothering me.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • But then she was in a displaced persons’ camp for a long time.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They call him a D.P., which means displaced person, an old insult I remember from high school.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • In the last second, before the gods reached the Parthenon, they seemed to displace themselves, like they’d jumped through hyperspace.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • What if a displaced person were too different, though, or went about loudly proclaiming what had happened to him?
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Her nightwear would get displaced and show her neck and shoulders, practically begging me to take a bite.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Jack brought up the rear, displaced and brooding.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The face of Big Brother swam into his mind, displacing that of O’Brien.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Another, opposing current of consciousness coursed through him now, one that did not displace the first but claimed space beside it.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • So each of my cases displaces the last, and Mlle.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Both of them seemed to think about that, trying but finding it impossible to displace from their minds.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • Kids get displaced in refugee camps, or parents just abandon them because they can’t take care of them.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • It was the least barren room in the house, and she did her best not to displace anything.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Louie and Phil’s hope displaced their fear and inspired them to work toward their survival, and each success renewed their physical and emotional vigor.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The families had all been of different nationalities—there had been a representative of several races that had displaced each other in the stockyards.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • They seem to have far more effect on the displaced Capitol rebels like my crew and Fulvia—even Plutarch occasionally reacts in surprise, maybe wondering how a specific tidbit passed him by.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • For two millennia, Christian soldiers had defended their faith against those who tried to displace it.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He began by moving his bed, and looked around for anything with which he could pierce the wall, penetrate the moist cement, and displace a stone.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The impact sent shockwaves of displaced air reverberating throughout the room.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • You have displaced the mirth, broke the good meeting, With most admir’d disorder.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Cold sunlight displaces the dark.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • He could not; too many little signs were there, too many broken twigs and scuffed places and displaced stones.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • A crowd is gathering, mostly made up of displaced Benzini Brothers roustabouts.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • ’They won’t meddle with persons who touch nothing,’ he remarked, putting the bottle before me, and restoring the displaced table.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • When I became Joe’s ’prentice, Orlick was perhaps confirmed in some suspicion that I should displace him; howbeit, he liked me still less.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • At the same time he made an effort to displace the big iron-shod shoe which rested on his treasure.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I made no doubt that I could readily displace the bricks at this point, insert the corpse, and wall the whole up as before, so that no eye could detect any thing suspicious.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • Francois was obdurate, but when he turned his back Buck again displaced Sol-leks, who was not at all unwilling to go.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Since Momma told us that the less you say to whitefolks (or even powhitetrash) the better, Bailey and I would stand, solemn, quiet, in the displaced air.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • We’d known not to expect much, and lest we forget, Father’s Christmas-morning sermon was all about having grace in your heart, which displaces the lust for material things.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • There was a soft explosion—the sound of displaced air—and then nothing but a soft drizzle of salt, falling onto the pavement like solidified rain.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
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