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used in Middlemarch

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take the place of — especially replacing something old or inferior


to cause to be set aside
  • He only said, "What reason does Bulstrode give for superseding you?"
    Book 2 — Old and Young (52% in)
  • "What I desire," Mr. Bulstrode continued, looking still more serious, "is that Mr. Farebrother's attendance at the hospital should be superseded by the appointment of a chaplain—of Mr. Tyke, in fact—and that no other spiritual aid should be called in."
    Book 2 — Old and Young (4% in)
  • "You don't seem to know that one of the worthiest men we have has been doing duty as chaplain here for years without pay, and that Mr. Tyke is proposed to supersede him."
    Book 2 — Old and Young (62% in)

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