• WordNet 3.6
    • n supplanter one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Supplanter One who supplants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n supplanter One who supplants or displaces.
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  • Washington Irving
    “The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions.”


In literature:

It feared the excesses of the imagination which was supplanting faith and creating gnostic extravagances.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
These had probably supplanted earlier names derived from those of the corresponding native gods.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
These are the three successive groups of deities; the second supplanting the first, the third displacing the second.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
They are written by the best authors, and are intended to supplant the dime novel and Buffalo Bill style of juvenile books.
"The Bay State Monthly, Vol. II, No. 6, March, 1885" by Various
Miss Dandridge vows that you have supplanted in her affections the hero of her favourite romance.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
It will never do for me to let my visions supplant my tasks.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
His dream of home and its blessings faded away, and was supplanted by a terrible reality.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
For Peter considered he had been supplanted in Nance's regards, though Nance had never regarded him as anything but a nuisance and a boor.
"A Maid of the Silver Sea" by John Oxenham
Hence, when he entered the roundhouse, industrious silence supplanted the discussion of the superintendent's case.
"The Taming of Red Butte Western" by Francis Lynde
Lord God, forbid that I should try to supplant character with manners and worldly goods.
"Leaves of Life" by Margaret Bird Steinmetz

In poetry:

"The maid thou wouldst give in marriage,
Is mine by her plighted word;
And his blood who would supplant me,
Has reddened on my good sword.
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
Yes, love's truly a vulgar word.
I'll invent something else to supplant it,
Just for you, the whole world, all words
I will gladly rename, if you want it.
"Without A Title" by Boris Pasternak
Because I sawe that there did want
My hart, wherein I did delight,
my dearest hart:
And he that did the same supplant,
No jurisdiction had of right
to play that part.
"The Sheepheard Firmius His Song" by Bartholomew Young
Shall nevermore, engendered of thy fame,
A new sea-eagle heir thy conqueror name.
And with commissioned talons wrench
From thy supplanter's grimy clench
His sheath of steel, his wings of smoke and flame?
"Turner's Old Temeraire" by James Russell Lowell
Did'st thou not flinch when t'ward the Christian west
The fell invasion of the Saracen
Headed its course with crimson scimitar;
Supplanting the mild precepts of the Cross
With those of lust, of hate and bigotry?
"Metabole." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

Greg Norman, who recently said that Rory McIlroy is supplanting Tiger Woods as the world's best golfer, now thinks McIlroy, not 14-time champion Woods, has the best chance to eclipse Jack Nicklaus' record 18 major championships.
In recent years, it is what it is has supplanted giving 110 percent and taking them one game at a time as the reigning sports cliché .
The signs are all in place that may soon supplant Walmart as America's most powerful retailer—if it hasn't already.
The Orioles have supplanted the Red Sox as a power in the AL East.
The Delphi XM Roady XT supplants the Roady2 as the smallest, simplest way to add satellite radio to your car.
LeBron's jersey supplants Derrick 's as No.
It won't supplant " The Exorcist ," but it stands up nicely to DIY-tinged shiver stalwarts "The Blair Witch Project" and "Paranormal Activity.".
It won't supplant " The Exorcist ," but.
Earlier in the season (Week 7 to be exact), the Atlanta Falcons supplanted the Houston Texans at No.
He's been involved in his fair share, including supplanting Blaine Gabbert this year in Jacksonville.
Hey, I like IE8 well enough, but no way is it going to supplant Firefox as my everyday browser.
Knoll 's contagious enthusiasm was supplanted by pitch-perfect impersonations that were drenched in affection.
Greg Norman, who recently said that Rory McIlroy is supplanting Tiger Woods as the world's best golfer, now thinks McIlroy, not 14-time champion Woods, has the best chance to eclipse Jack Nicklaus ' record 18 major championships.
Greg Norman , who recently said that Rory McIlroy is supplanting Tiger Woods as the world's best golfer, now thinks McIlroy, not 14-time champion Woods, has the best chance to eclipse Jack Nicklaus' record 18 major championships.
A few weeks back, The New York Times Magazine wondered whether the graphic novel would supplant the more traditional sort.

In science:

We pause to mention that we view the cavity method as complementing rather than supplanting the replica method: the latter provides access to the powerful array of field-theoretic tools, the former opens the way to a perturbative treatment of correlations beyond mean-field.
Cavity Approach to the Random Solid State
Given the subtlety of the problem, new definitions of “jammed” and “random” must be held to high mathematical standards in order to supplant existing ones.
Comment on "Jamming at zero temperature and zero applied stress: The epitome of disorder"
In the classical formulation of E we have replaced the term (v2/c2) by (α r0/r)-2, so let's now, similarly supplant in µ the term (v/c) by (α r0/r)-1.
Nature and Quantization of the Proton Mass: An Electromagnetic Model
To supplant the current theory, a new theory need only make better predictions on average.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
KeyAuth is a generic and universal implementation of public-key authentication aimed at supplanting password-based authentication and significantly improving the security of network accessible resources by enhancing the usability of frequently used authentication mechanisms.
KeyAuth: Bringing Public-key Authentication to the Masses