In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Dictatorship is itself a form of corruption in which individuals usurp the role of institutions.
- If they feel that their base is threatened or that their members, through their own actions, can usurp their power, then they can be forced to act.
- She usurped power from her husband and established her rule for almost two decades.
- Under this law, local ‘communities’ have the right to usurp land from its rightful owners, which must surely count as one of the biggest infringements of property rights in the modern Anglosphere.
- Schools have usurped the role of parents in terms of making decisions about their children.
- Whatever Vivian's birth, she had usurped my mother's place.
- Move over Blocker, you've been usurped, dethroned and pretty-much dumped as Rugby League's loosest lip.
- I am not here to usurp power or win back the freedom of my people.
- In this version of the play, the duke and his usurping brother have been replaced by rival queens and, due to time constraints, a few characters not integral to the main plot have been dropped.
- His father's second wife was first in line to the usurped Ming dynasty.
- The Pope's quarrel with the Italian state, which had usurped his position in Rome, made it all the more necessary to reach a settlement with the French Government.
- "The court of appeal has usurped the function of the jury.
- This is not the place to detail the history of the wars and battles that occurred as the settlers usurped the ancient territories of the indigenes.
- Thyamis himself, rightful heir to his father's priesthood in Egypt. has had his place usurped by a younger brother.
- The ruler belonged to Rai dynasty, a Shudra king, who was usurped by a Brahmin named Chach.
- She believed that the elderly lady, who seemed to govern decisions about her grandchildren's forthcoming marriages, was usurping her position in the family.
- Someone had usurped their throne, and it was time to win it back.
- Although part of the agreement was the rehabilitation of settlers who had usurped tribal land, there is nowhere else for them to go.
- Government should create and sustain the conditions in which parents can fulfill their duties to their children, but it must not usurp their position.
- In the event the thing she most feared came about when Edward IV usurped the throne.
- Why do you not fight while your enemy usurps your land, kills your brothers and slaps you in the face…?
- Her powers have been usurped by the Chief Justice and reallocated to other people.
- Otherwise stated, schools are usurping the parental role of teaching personal values to children.
- There's the anecdotal phenomenon of the woman who manages to break through the glass ceiling, but kicks the ladder away so no other women can usurp her position.
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