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Word: usurp

Definition: seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use


Sentences Containing 'usurp'

In a word, Senor Don Alvaro Tarfe, I am Don Quixote of La Mancha, the one that fame speaks of, and not the unlucky one that has attempted to usurp my name and deck himself out in my ideas.

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