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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
  • My job is important and has enormous honor. But that does not mean I am perfect, and when I tried before to train a successor, I failed.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • successor = replacement
  • [the seventh mayor] ...before he could return the box to its official hiding place or tell his successor about it, he died.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • successor = replacement
  • It's the same life that you would have, if you had not been chosen as my successor.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • successor = replacement
  • The Giver needed a successor, and he had been chosen.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • successor = replacement
  • You tried to train a successor and it failed.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • successor = replacement
  • It is he who trains his successor.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • successor = replacement
  • When she grew old, and her time as mayor was up, she explained about the box to her successor, who also kept the secret carefully, as did the next mayor.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • successor = replacement
  • 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

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