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usurp
used in The Call of the Wild

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Definition
seize or take control without authority
  • For the last time in his life he allowed passion to usurp cunning and reason, and it was because of his great love for John Thornton that he lost his head.
    Chapter 7 — The Sounding of the Call (75% in)
usurp = seize or take control
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