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usurp
used in King Lear

2 uses
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Definition
seize or take control without authority
  • My fool usurps my body.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Before the Duke of Albany's Palace (30% in)
usurps = takes control of

(editor's note:  She is referring to her husband when she says My fool.)
  • The wonder is, he hath endur'd so long: He but usurp'd his life.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A field between the two Camps (97% in)

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