111 collocations for usurp

Here we have the yellow used merely as a lining to the green, or employed in the lower, or less honorable, part of the dress;an inversion of propriety, and intimating how a favorite had usurped the place of the rightful wife and thrust her down.] ~In

This new Emperor had been permitted by Frenchmen to usurp his power largely because of the military repute of his great namesake; and he felt that to hold his place he must justify his reputation.

On the death of Artaxerxes I, his son, Xerxes II, succeeds him as ruler of Persia; he reigns only forty-five days, being slain by his brother Sogdianus, who usurps the throne.

I cannot yet discover any proof sufficient to convict him of having usurped the authority of first minister, or any other power than that accidental influence which every man has, whose address or services have procured him the favour of his sovereign.

Flack had so little professional pride that he was pleased at meeting a gentleman who usurped the functions of a detective without having had any police training, and who could beat the best of the Scotland Yard men like shelling peas, as he confided to his wife that night.

They sent him a favourable answer; but, by means of an ambush, they made forty of his cavalry prisoners, alleging that they had come unwarrantably to usurp the government which belonged to another.

But a Hildebrand and a Becket had not arisen to usurp the prerogatives of their monarchs.

These acts of violence, exercised against the nearest connections of the late King, prognosticated the severest fate to his defenceless children; and after the murder of Hastings, the Protector no longer made a secret of his intentions to usurp the crown.

How long our merchants were plundered, our sailors enslaved, and our colonies intimidated without resentment; how long the Spaniards usurped the dominion of the seas, searched our ships at pleasure, confiscated the cargoes without control, and tortured our fellow-subjects with impunity, cannot but be remembered.

"One of the fathers tells us that an excommunication is null when it would usurp over citizens the right of their prince.

This entailed a long minority, with all its dangers, and the apprehensions regarding these were not fanciful, inasmuch as Lodovico Sforza, uncle of the baby Duke, usurped the position under pretext of acting as regent.

Courtesans usurped the privileges of wives, and with unblushing effrontery.

Its institution was peculiar and unique; a great spiritual government usurping the attributes of other governments, as predicted by Daniel, and, at first benignant, ripening into a gloomy tyranny,a tyranny so unscrupulous and grasping as to become finally, in the eyes of Luther, an evil power.

Under these circumstances we cannot be surprised to find the principal performers in the May pageants passing the one into the other,to find the May King, whose occupation was gone when the gallant outlaw had supplanted him in the favor of the Lady, assuming the part of the Hobby-Horse, Robin Hood usurping the title of King of the May, and the Hobby-Horse entering into a contest with the Dragon, as St. George.

C.B. Jonesthe man who usurped the rooms intended for you.

But times are altered; trade's unfeeling train Usurp the land and dispossess the swain; Along the lawn, where scattered hamlets rose, Unwieldy wealth and cumbrous pomp repose, And every want to opulence allied, And every pang that folly pays to pride.

His son, Mahomet Almoateded, having subdued Southern Andalusia, became the ally of Mahomet, son and successor of Gehwar on the throne of Cordova; but he betrayed the latter under pretence of aiding him against his enemies, and usurped the sovereignty.

If she does not return, I am not your brother, but an intruder, usurping the share of affection and comfort that ought to fall to her.

But we are close friends of young Mr. Jones and have no desire to usurp his island kingdom or seize his pearls.

The weakness we lament, ourselves create; Instructed, from our infant years, to court, With counterfeited fears, the aid of man, We learn to shudder at the rustling breeze, Start at the light, and tremble in the dark; Till, affectation ripening to belief, And folly, frighted at her own chimeras, Habitual cowardice usurps the soul. IRENE.

Now this brown, bearded stranger would usurp her privilegesthose two young men would go roaming over the hills, fishing, otter-hunting, going to distant wrestling matches and leaving her at home.

Thou know'st those arts, which blast with envious praise, Which aggravate a fault, with feign'd excuses, And drive discountenanc'd virtue from the throne; That leave the blame of rigour to the prince, And of his ev'ry gift usurp the merit; That hide, in seeming zeal, a wicked purpose, And only build upon another's ruin.

Restore to me that little spot, With grey hills compassed round, Where knotted grass neglected lies, And weeds usurp the ground.

[Footnote: 'And Argos was so depleted of Men (i.e. after the battle with Cleomenes) that the slaves usurped everythingruling and disposinguntil such time as the sons of the slain were grown up.'] To say that there are epidemics of suicide is to give expression to what is now a mere commonplace of knowledge.

His terms are his wife's vacations; yet she then may usurp divers Court-days, and has her returns in mensem for writs of entryoften shorter.

111 collocations for  usurp