• WordNet 3.6
    • n supplanting act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
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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 was a fit time for political economy to supplant ethics.
"Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher" by Henry Jones
The Drama of Rhetoric was soon supplanted by the Drama of Conversation.
"The Theory of the Theatre" by Clayton Hamilton
You shall see how generous I can be to my supplanter.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
But to-night, for the first time, he found himself supplanted.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
See what the men whom you have supplanted would have done.
"Political Pamphlets" by George Saintsbury
Should "landlordism" in Ireland be supplanted by home rule?
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Perhaps to be supplanted as mistress of the household or to fear such supplantment is the basic factor.
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
He had supplanted the captain whose captaincy he afterwards held.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
There can be no doubt that the desire to supplant British by Dutch supremacy has existed for a long time.
"Native Races and the War" by Josephine Elizabeth Butler
Thus history had for Durtal supplanted the novel, whose forced banality, conventionality, and tidy structure of plot simply griped him.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans

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:

Online maps are supplanting pull-down paper versions.
Sooners look tough to supplant .
China is trying to supplant the US as the leading military and political power in Asia.
Android to Supplant iOS Among Developers: Ovum.
Hiroshi Morihara, of Gresham's HM3 Energy, hopes his conversion process for biomass will allow the fuel to supplant coal.
RockMelt with Facebook May Supplant E-Mail for Some Users.
Supplant the First-Person Shooter.
Seeds New Crops to Supplant Afghan Poppies.
Chinese Race to Supplant India in Software.
Kindle, E-Readers Must Be Cheap, Flexible to Supplant Books.
Prescriptions supplanting illegal substances as drugs of choice.
Agriculture is supplanting golf courses as today's must-have amenity , said Randal Jackson, president of the Planning Center/DC&E, a consulting firm in Santa Ana.
Have Heat supplanted Yankees as team America loves to hate.
The most significant change to the cabin ecosystem is PEDs with accidental emissions are now being supplanted by Transmitting PEDs (T- PED ), devices that deliberately emit high levels of RF.
Donating to charities for each video watched -- and hoping to supplant the "fake, violent, macho-centered" culture -- a nonprofit porn site is rethinking ethics for the industry.

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