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As 
defined 
by Merriam-Webster, 

usurp, 

a verb, means

"to take (a position of
power or importance) illegally or by force."

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EH7
05/06/2013 3:37pm

The king usurped the power from his stepson, Prince Edmund. The word usurped makes sense in the sentence because the king took his stepson's power by force.

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mh8
05/06/2013 3:48pm

The jealous sister tried to usurp her brother from the throne. This sentence makes sense because the sister was jealous of her brother so she tried to take the throne from him.

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kg8
05/06/2013 4:23pm

Napolean and his supporters usurped the National Assembly in 1851. This sentence makes sense because they gained the position for Napolean by force.

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km7
05/06/2013 4:33pm

King John tried to usurp the throne of King Richard. Usurp makes sense in this sentence because King John tried to take the throne of King Richard.

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sj6
05/06/2013 6:14pm

The evil advisor attempted to usurp the king from his throne.
This word makes sense in this context because the advisor attempted to take the kings throne by force.

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cp6
05/06/2013 7:05pm

The mob usurped the throne with force. This word makes sense in this sentence because the mob took a position of power by force.

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vv8
05/06/2013 7:58pm

The envious commander planned to usurp the king. This makes sense in this sentence because the commander planned to take the king's throne and overthrow him.

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AM6
05/06/2013 9:27pm

The king`s throne was usurped by his cruel brother while the king was very sick. The word usurp makes sense when used in this context because the king`s throne was taken from him by force by his brother while he was sick.

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PN7
05/06/2013 10:00pm

The dictator usurped his people’s rights. Usurped is used correctly since a dictator has the power to take or make use of his people's rights to his advantage causing strict restrictions in his country to arise.

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EB7
05/07/2013 8:11am

Hitler usurped many countries. This makes sense because he took position by force.

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MR7
05/07/2013 3:08pm

Napoleon usurped the throne from the Directory, the government of France, in 1799. Usurp can be used here because control of France was taken by force by Bonaparte.

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EB6
05/07/2013 4:28pm

The thiefs intended to usurp all of the families posessions but got caught by the poliece. This word makes sense in this sentence because the theifs wanted to take their possessions.

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EK8
05/07/2013 4:40pm

Some dictators usurp the presidency of foriegn countries.
Usurp makes sense in this sentence because the dictator took the position of president by force.

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NB7
05/07/2013 4:46pm

My sister constantly usurps my grandparents attention away from me. Usurp makes sense in this sentence because usurp means to take from.

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as7
05/07/2013 5:42pm

The king usurped the woman's rights. This makes sence because the king took the woman's rights away.

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RR6
05/07/2013 6:03pm

The public usurped the government due to its unfairness. This makes sense because the public conquered the government.

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MF8
05/07/2013 6:16pm

Barack Obama usurps the presidency. This makes sense because Barack Obama holds the position as President of the United States of America.

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Mr. Fodor
05/07/2013 8:55pm

Look carefully at the definition of usurp. Did Obama take the presidency by force?

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EL8
05/07/2013 8:49pm

He plans to usurp the French government. This makes since because he plans to take over the French government by force.

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KFM7
05/07/2013 9:26pm

The Dictator usurped the throne. This makes sense because the dictator took the throne by force.

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jd8
05/07/2013 9:54pm

My brother likes to usurp the spotlight at the dinner table. This makes sense because he tries to draw attention to himself at the dinner table.

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kb7
05/07/2013 10:10pm

The adult had to usurp the knife from the infant.
This makes sense because the adult had to take the knife away from the baby so it wouldnt get hurt.

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GH6
05/07/2013 10:24pm

The rebels usurped the power of the chief in their village. Usurp makes sense in this context because the rebels took the chief's position by force, which probably was illegal.

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LT7
05/08/2013 6:20am

When my family has guests or friends over, my sister always unsurps the attention away from me. Unsurp makes sense because my sister always gets attention by force.

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AP7
05/08/2013 7:39am

The angry servant usurp the throne from the king. This makes sense because the servant took the throne by force.

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KM6
05/08/2013 4:11pm

Mathias usurped when he stole Lukas's flag. Usurped makes sense in my sentence because it says that Mathias took Lukas's flag by force.

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vv6
05/08/2013 4:12pm

Marrie Antoinette usurped the throne of her husband. This makes sense because she took position of power from her husband.

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CN8
05/08/2013 4:35pm

The terrorists made a plan to usurp the nuclear launch codes from the United States. This makes sense because they plan to steal the codes.

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BC6
05/08/2013 4:38pm

The city council members tried to usurp the mayor's power. This makes sense because the city council members tried to take over the mayor's position by force.

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MH6
05/08/2013 5:16pm

The citizens usurped the power from the king. This word makes sense because the citizens took the king's power by force.

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mc7
05/08/2013 5:24pm

Prince Clement plotted to usurp power from his older brother by taking over the throne. This makes sense because the prince planned to take the throne by force.

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SA6
05/08/2013 6:07pm

The man was usurp when trying to take the thrown as king. The word usurp in this sentence means the man was being forceful in taking the thrown to become king.

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BTB6
05/08/2013 6:29pm

The general sent armed soldiers to the king, so he could usurp the monarchy. Usurp makes sense in this context because the general plans to take the king's position by force.

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ALH7
05/08/2013 6:46pm

Napolean's followers ursurped the government for him. This sentence makes sence because Napolean's followers took the power of the government by force for Napolean.

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SS6
05/08/2013 7:38pm

The king usurped many countries back in the 1700s. This makes sense in this context because it is explaining that the king took power of many countries.

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HS7
05/08/2013 8:08pm

After their father died, the prince usurped the throne from his brothers. Ursurped makes sense in this sentence because after their father died, the prince took the throne by force from his brothers.

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CH7
05/08/2013 8:19pm

Many bodyguards are stationed at the White House to prevent anyone from usurping the power and title of president from Barack Obama. Usurp makes sense in this sentence because to keep the presidency from being overthrown, bodyguards surround the White House.

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jh7
05/08/2013 8:49pm

The officer upsurped power from the chief over the police force.

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jh7
05/08/2013 8:50pm

The prince upsurped power from his father, the king.

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IH6
05/08/2013 9:04pm

The prince tried to usurp the throne from his father, the king. This sentence makes sense because the son tried to take the throne from his father, the king.

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AH7
05/09/2013 9:34am

The king didn't want his sibling to usurp his throne, so he killed them. This makes sense because the king didn't want his siblings taking over his throne.

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OS8
05/09/2013 2:53pm

He plans to upsurp the British Bakery. This makes sense in this sentence because upsurp means to take power of.

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AO8
05/09/2013 2:54pm

She plans to usurp the federal bank. This sentence makes sense because she plans to take over the federal bank.

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hm8
05/09/2013 2:54pm

He is going to usurp the local school. this works because he is gonna take over.

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OA8
05/09/2013 3:24pm

Napoleon usurped the crown from the pope's hands and placed it on his own head. Usurped makes sense in my sentence because Napoleon took the crown by force from the pope's hands and placed it on his own head.

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kcm7
05/09/2013 3:24pm

The rebels planned to usurp the power from the cruel king. Usurp makes sense in this sentence because the rebels were planning to overtake the king's power by force.

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AV7
05/09/2013 3:31pm

Hitler usurped half of the world. This makes sense because Hitler conquered half of the world by force.

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GC8
05/09/2013 4:26pm

My cousins always usurps my moms attention away from me.It makes sence because they are taking it from me.

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EM6
05/09/2013 4:47pm

I usurped the toy from my sister. It makes sense because I took it away from her.

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DG8
05/09/2013 5:27pm

The monkey ursurped the banana out of the child's hand. It makes sense because the monkey took the banana by force.

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ET7
05/09/2013 5:31pm

The police had to usurp the house before they could arrest anyone. Usurp makes sense in this sentence because the police had to take the house by force before they could make an arrest.

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VD7
05/09/2013 6:09pm

The king tried to usurp the throne. This sentence makes sense because the king tried to take over the throne.

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jj8
05/09/2013 6:16pm

The greedy brother usurped the throne form his brother by killing him. This sentence makes sence because he illegally took the throne from him.

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GF8
05/09/2013 6:50pm

In the movie we watched in history class the princess tried to usurp the throne from the queen. This makes sense because she tried to take a position of power.

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Eh6
05/09/2013 8:13pm

The son planned to usurp his father's throne. Usurp makes sense because the son took the throne by force.

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JT6
05/09/2013 8:20pm

The invading army usurped the King's throne. Usurp makes sence in this sentence because the army took the King's throne by force.

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KK6
05/09/2013 8:35pm

The judge from Cleveland will usurp the Ohio Supreme Court Judge tomorrow at 3:45 p.m. Usurps makes sense in this sentence because the judge from Cleveland will soon take the position of the present Supreme Court Judge.

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ANO8
05/09/2013 9:03pm

The king usurped the territories around his empire.
This sentence makes sense because the king took power of the lands around him by force.

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ES8
05/09/2013 9:15pm

Napoleon usurped the throne from the Directory. Usurp make sense is this sentence because Napoleon took the French throne by force.

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MW6
05/09/2013 9:16pm

The evil stepmother tried to usurp her daughter from the throne. Usurp makes sense in this sentence because she tried to illegally tried to force her daughter to step down from power.

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BB6
05/09/2013 9:19pm

The citizens usurped the ruler's authority because he was a bad ruler. The word usurp makes sense in this sentence because the citizens took the ruler's authority by force.

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AT7
05/09/2013 9:37pm

The player tried to usurp the other player’s soccer ball. This make since because he tried to take the ball by force.

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cm6
05/09/2013 10:13pm

The dictator usurped control of the country from the prior government. This makes sense because the dictator took control by force.

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hv8
05/09/2013 10:14pm

The prince usurped the throne from his father. This makes sense because the prince took the power by force.

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ER8
05/09/2013 10:29pm

She had sneaky plans to usurp the title of prom queen from Nancy by messing up the voting. Usurp makes sense in this sentence because she was going to take Nancy's title from her in an illegal and unfair way.

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SH6
05/09/2013 10:34pm

During revolutionary times there was a lot of usurp. This sentence makes sense because a lot of kings were being taken by force. (or the power of the thrones)

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BL8
05/09/2013 10:36pm

Very famous or important people can usurp a reservation to a restaurant or hotel without being troubled.

Usurp makes sense here because if you are famous or rich you have a lot of power with which you may take or do things that normal people cannot,

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gk7
05/09/2013 10:41pm

The prince usurped the throne by killing his fellow heirs. Usurp makes sense in the sentence because the prince took the power by brutal force.

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RS7
05/10/2013 7:23am

The king usurped the power from his brother. The word usurped makes sense in the sentence because the king took his brother's power by force.

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LT7
05/10/2013 10:55pm

When my family has company over my sister always unsurps the attention away from me. This sentence makes sense because my sister always steals the attention away from me.

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JM8
05/12/2013 9:17pm

The basketball player tried to usurp the bot from the basketball team because he was better than him. Usurp makes sense here because the boy was jealous and wanted him gone.

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RD8
05/14/2013 9:03pm

The girl always unsurps the attention from everyone else. Unsurps makes sense because she aways steals attention from everyone else.

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mk8
05/15/2013 9:48pm

I usurped the weapon from the police officer. It makes sense in the sentence because I took the weapon from the police officer.

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cw8
05/16/2013 6:48pm

His attempt to usurp the position of king failed.
This makes sense because he tried to take the position of king by force, but failed.

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