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Definition take the place or move into the position of
  • She had never been supplanted.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • She lay there until energy supplanted shock.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • What was surprising was the speed with which her relief that Robbie was alive was supplanted by her dread of confronting him.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • She would do what Mother did and supplant you with her own child.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • But when she came out, her hearty cheerfulness was supplanted by the strained blur of hysteria; she wept, laughed, brooded, loved, and hated by turns.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The images in Jason's mind raced furiously across his eyes, clashing, supplanting one another.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • It would be very sorely strained if there was another woman likely to supplant her with him.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • To be supplanted by a park and the Wynand Building....
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Some injurious suspicion lodged itself in his brain, that she wanted to supplant Mrs Bangham, and that she was given to drinking.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • That is the single idea in my mind, the one that has supplanted the possibility of all other rational thought.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Death supplants everything.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • He came and told you what your mother was up to—that she wanted him to supplant me; not being a commercial person.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • He was one of the gods who'd supplanted Athena as a war deity.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • A wild excitement and an uncontrollable restlessness supplanted his earlier fatigue.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • It was supplanted by the creole theory, that African American English is a descendant of English pidgins developed during the slave trade.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Darker fears or better impulses supplanted the counsel of the voice in the great hall.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • All are supplanted sooner or later.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • As long as Lucy thought that his own smart friends were supplanting the Miss Alans, she had not minded.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • I would triumph over her, and supplant my rival.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Jose Arcadio Segundo, who took a long time to discover that he had been supplanted, was unable to understand his brother's passion.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude

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