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usurp
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
seize or take control without authority
  • The details of preparation for the bazaar had then come to usurp Lucy's attention for the next few days, and nothing had been said by the cousins on subjects that were likely to rouse deeper feelings.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (84% in)

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