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Definition replacement — typically a person who takes the job of another person, but it can also be a thing that replaces something else
  • He was President Lincoln's successor.
successor = replacement (in this case, the next President of the United States)
  • The manager is nearing retirement, so they are searching for a successor.
  • successor = replacement
  • I was sent here tonight to bring you up to date on recent events and to introduce you to my successor.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • successor = replacement
  • The story as I've heard it is that Camille took an indefinite leave of absence from heading up the clan about a year ago and made Raphael her temporary successor.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • successor = replacement
  • There were two problems: Bjurman's death would not of itself give her back control of her own life, and there was no guarantee that Bjurman's successor would be an improvement.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • She and her successor, David Remnick, graciously allowed me to spend many months away from the magazine to work on this book.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The Germans and their successors, the Belgians, never occupied the colony in large numbers.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Surely, when God looks about at their successors, He cannot be loath to share His own with us.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • King James VI. of Scotland and I. of England who was Elizabeth's kinsman and successor; he reigned in England from 1603 to 1625.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Cyril, whom I met only upon my release from prison, was a worthy successor to a long line of notable ANC leaders.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Or rather, since Delvin had moved on, to Delvin's successor.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • He was uncomfortable with her successor, Miss Havstad.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • I recall Boggs's response when I admitted I hadn't put much thought into Snow's successor.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The new man, old Michel's successor, his face pressed to the window looking on the hall, gave him a smile.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Now, I should have thought the natural successor to the job, once Draco fails, is yourself?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • He tells her that two years earlier he'd married Cady's successor, but that his wife took her life in a fit of depression.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO Mr. Brown's successor was the Reverend James Smith, and he was a different kind of man.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Doubtless Bishop Latour's successors would be men of a different fibre.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • That was my job until 1985 when I got a new post and my successor took over as Zalachenko's handler."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • ] Care not for issue; The crown will find an heir: great Alexander Left his to the worthiest; so his successor Was like to be the best.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter's Tale

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