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usurp
used in As You Like It

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Definition
seize or take control without authority
  • detain'd by her usurping uncle
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A Lawn before the DUKE'S Palace (95% in)
usurping = who seizes power without authority
  • The SCENE lies first near OLIVER'S house; afterwards partly in the Usurper's court and partly in the Forest of Arden.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — An Orchard near OLIVER'S house (1% in)
  • Indeed, my lord, The melancholy Jaques grieves at that; And, in that kind, swears you do more usurp Than doth your brother that hath banish'd you.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — The Forest of Arden (41% in)
  • Thus most invectively he pierceth through The body of the country, city, court, Yea, and of this our life: swearing that we Are mere usurpers, tyrants, and what's worse, To fright the animals, and to kill them up In their assign'd and native dwelling-place.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — The Forest of Arden (87% in)

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