- 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.
- 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...
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Edgar Allan Poe -- The Cask of Amontillado
- 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