unseat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unseat dislodge from one's seat, as from a horse
    • v unseat remove from political office "The Republicans are trying to unseat the liberal Democrat"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unseat Specifically, to deprive of the right to sit in a legislative body, as for fraud in election.
    • Unseat To throw from one's seat; to deprive of a seat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unseat To remove from a seat or base: as, to unseat a boiler; to unseat a valve. Specifically— To throw from one's seat on horseback.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unseat un-sēt′ to throw from or deprive of a seat.
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Quotations

  • Gene Fowler
    Gene Fowler
    “Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth.”
  • William M. Peck
    William M. Peck
    “There will be no peace so long as God remains unseated at the conference table.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + seat,

Usage

In literature:

Once, however, his horse made such an abrupt stumble that the captain narrowly saved himself from being unseated.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
I found her unseated down the road yonder.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
Like a good pose in the saddle, nothing could ever unseat the equanimity of Elizabeth.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
Then he slapped his thigh so excitedly that his horse suddenly stopped, reared and nearly unseated him.
"Jessica, the Heiress" by Evelyn Raymond
Flaming anger had unseated his reason.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
If Dan can unseat him here and now, he's washed up.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
His sudden plunge almost unseated Helen.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
Ridicule and persecution have unseated the reason of all too many men.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
There had come a great shock and a great disgrace that had evidently conspired to unseat her reason.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
In response he first plunged violently, then kicked, then reared, finally slewing round so quickly as nearly to unseat me.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
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In poetry:

Neither tears nor the easing flush
Of eyebaths can unseat the speck:
It sticks, and it has stuck a week.
I wear the present itch for flesh,
Blind to what will be and what was.
I dream that I am Oedipus.
"The Eye-Mote" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Petition drive seeks to unseat Obama aide who criticized the pope 's comments on condoms and AIDS.
The man hoping to unseat Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr, this November, unveiled another list of proposals for job growth in the area.
(CBS News) First-term Republican Gov Scott Walker has survived the Wisconsin recall election, beating back a labor-backed effort to unseat him and again handing defeat to his Democratic challenger, 58-year-old Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
There is one thing I do know, however: 5th Congressional District conservatives will need to unite behind the winner if they hope to unseat Congressman Tom Perriello in November.
ATHOL — Susannah Whipps Lee, the Republican challenger in last week's election who failed to unseat freshman incumbent Rep Denise Andrews, D-Orange, by just 180 votes, says she won't ask for a recount .
Zac Efron's 'Lucky One' could unseat 'Hunger Games'.
Unseating a party leader in the legislature is always tinged with risk.
Glenda Ritz unseats Tony Bennett for superintendent in Indiana.
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, a hero for unseating leftist Russ Feingold, clari.
Those include Kyle Rutledge , who is making a push to unseat longtime Lauderdale County District 5 supervisor Ray Boswell.
A conservative Republican trying to unseat a rookie Democratic senator in Colorado is scrambling to explain his position on abortion in light of a ballot proposal to outlaw the procedure.
Patti Sapone/The Star-Ledger State Sen Joseph Kyrillos will face a formidable challenge in trying to unseat Sen Robert Menendez in November.
Yarmuth Says Several Democrats Could Unseat McConnell in 2014.
Many people who voted for me in 2008, when I ran and nearly unseated the incumbent, are asking me this.
Ashton unseats Lamar in State Attorney 9th Circuit race.
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In science:

The second factor prolonging the debate has been an inability of its proponents to unseat those objections.
The Bispectral Aliasing Test: A Clarification and Some Key Examples
Our method allows us to track the position of a minimum until it becomes unstable, at which point we can locate the new minimum into which an unseated particle will next fall into.
Dry Friction due to Adsorbed Molecules
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