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As 
defined 
by Merriam-Webster, 

usurp, 

verb, means, 


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

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ID120
05/06/2013 3:31pm

The prince of England usurped the power from the king by killing him. This makes sense because the prince took power from the king by killing him.

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RC118
05/06/2013 3:36pm

The rioting citizens will usurp their unfair king. This makes sense because they are taking his power illegally.

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MR119
05/06/2013 3:44pm

I hope me speech doesn't befuddle the audience.

The word befuddle makes sense in this sentence because it tell how it hopes to to confuset them or get them thinking in the wrong way.

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Mr. Fodor
05/07/2013 8:48pm

spelling

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aw119
05/06/2013 4:45pm

The cop usurp his friends position as a detective.
This makes sense here because he took his job by force.

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Mr. Fodor
05/07/2013 8:46pm

verb tense

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AW118
05/06/2013 5:39pm

Hitler usurped western Europe.
This sentenced makes sense because during World War II Hitler took over western Europe illegaly.

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pw119
05/06/2013 6:24pm

The prince will usurp the throne if he thinks the king is corrupt.

This makes sense because if the prince thinks the king is corrupt, then the prince will take over the throne.

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jb119
05/06/2013 6:33pm

Bob usurped the emperor's power with his army.

This sentence makes sense because Bob took the emperor's power by force.

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vw120
05/06/2013 8:08pm

The scary man usurped power from China and took control.
This makes sense because he took power illegally or with force

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bs120
05/06/2013 8:24pm

The younger brother usurped the kingdom from his brother.

This makes sense because the brother took the kingdom by force.

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KS119
05/06/2013 9:36pm

Jacob usurped the power to be class president by threatening anyone who stepped in his way.

The word usurp makes sense in this sentence because Jacob is illegally taking a position of power or importance by threatening his opponents.

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AZ120
05/07/2013 9:03am

The police usurped the gun from the guy.
makes sense because the police us force to take to gun.

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zhahn118
05/07/2013 4:24pm

America usurped Japan by wining World War 2. This makes sense because America took control of Japan by force by wining the war.

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Mr. Fodor
05/07/2013 8:51pm

Check your spelling.

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CS118
05/07/2013 4:37pm

The divorced woman worried that her husband's new wife would usurp his role as mother to her children.

Usurp make sense in this sentence because the divorced woman worried that her husband's new wife would take her role as mother to her children.

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AI120
05/07/2013 4:47pm

The American wanted to usurp the British's power in their country during the American Revolution.
This makes sense beacause the rebellion was illegal and the Americans were trying to take away the British's power in America.

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MTS119
05/07/2013 5:31pm

The Father usurped the privileges given to the teenage boy.

This makes sense because usurp means to take illegally or by force.

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MAK119
05/07/2013 6:42pm

The villagers usurped the king at night and in the morning they had a new ruler. This makes sense because the villagers took the king's position by force.

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EG120
05/07/2013 7:58pm

Napoleon usurped all of Europe with the help of his army.
This makes sense because he took something valuable by force.

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HG118
05/07/2013 8:25pm

I usuruped the position of president on our school's committee.

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Mr. Fodor
05/07/2013 8:52pm

Still needs an explanation sentence.

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MM118
05/07/2013 8:53pm

The challenging questions befuddled the class's students.

This makes sense because the questions confused the students.

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LS120
05/07/2013 8:54pm

He usurped the election by rigging the voting. This makes sense because he took a position of power illegally.

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LT118
05/07/2013 9:14pm

The police went to the criminals house and usurped all his belongings that could be used as evidence against him. Usurp makes sense in this sentence because it is saying that the police took his things by force.

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MR119
05/07/2013 9:51pm

The teacher usurped the cell phone from the student because he was using it in school.

The word usurp makes sense in this sentence because the teacher took the phone by force and took it away from the student.

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SD118
05/08/2013 6:34am

The man tried to usurp the throne from the king by capturing the king.

This sentence makes sense because the man took the throne in illegal ways.

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BH119
05/08/2013 8:15am

Joe tried to usurp Kim`s spot for class president.

This makes sense because he tried to take her spot in the class.

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Mw120
05/08/2013 8:18am

The United States went to war with Mexico to usurp the land.
This sentence makes sense because they took it by force

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NP119
05/08/2013 3:44pm

The vice president usurped the power of presidency by overthrowing the real president.

Usurp makes sense here because the VP took power illegally and by force from the president.

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jd5
05/08/2013 3:53pm

The man usurped power over the company by killing the boss.
This makes sense in the sentence because the man took the power over the company illegally.

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AB120
05/08/2013 4:02pm

The general usurped the command from his troops. This makes sense because the general took over the power from his troops.

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LV119
05/08/2013 4:17pm

Gaddafi usurped King Idris.
This makes sense because Gaddafi took control of Lybia by force.

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CF118
05/08/2013 4:26pm

Shane tried to usurp power from Rick, but Shane was unable to.

This makes sense because Shane tried to take control of the group but Rick wouldn't let him.

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escanlon32
05/08/2013 4:31pm

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/04/26/vatican-some-china-bishops-usurp-church-power/
Usurp makes sense in this article because the Vatican believes thought some of the bishops in China were trying to take over the Catholic church.

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BW120
05/08/2013 5:35pm

The unicorn usurped the other unicorn by stealing his horn.
This sentence makes sense because the unicorn stole his horn. Which happens to be illegal.







:)

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jm120
05/08/2013 6:07pm

I usurped the ice cream from my sister.

Usurp makes sense in this sentence because I took the ice cream with force.

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MC118
05/08/2013 7:19pm

The soldiers usurped the corrupt general.

Usurp makes sense in this sentence because the soldiers illegally took the general's position.

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EZ120
05/08/2013 7:31pm

I usurped the position of team captain on the soccer team.

This makes sense because I seized the position of team captain.

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EH119
05/08/2013 7:41pm

The robber usurped the money from the bank.

This makes sense because the robber took the money by force from the bank.

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cym120
05/08/2013 10:03pm

The tyrant usurped his throne. This makes sense here because the tyrant took his thrown by force.

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AC119
05/08/2013 11:06pm

He was banned from the club after attempting to usurp a higher position. This makes sense because he was unfairly trying to get a higher position by force.

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SR5
05/08/2013 11:13pm

Angered by the king's cruelty, the citizens usurped his power, threw him in prison, and later executed him.

This makes sense, because the citizens took the king's power away from him by force.

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VJW120
05/09/2013 7:29am

People were upset because the new leader had usurped his new position.

This makes sense because he had taken the position illegally or by force.

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JG119
05/09/2013 3:27pm

Chris "Birdman" Andersen usurped the shot and then ran down court to usurpinly dunk the ball after a rare miss from Mike Miller.

This means Birdman blocked the shot with force and then dunked the ball after Mike Millers rare miss.

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EW119
05/09/2013 5:04pm

Nobody has been able to ursurp the position of the president.

Usurp makes sence in this sentence because it tells that nobody has been able to take his place.

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KB119
05/09/2013 5:44pm

The young girl usurped the coaches power.

This makes sense because the girl took away the coaches power.

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wp118
05/09/2013 5:58pm

I will usurp the goods.

This makes sense because usurp means to take illegally.

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MB120
05/09/2013 6:16pm

Hitler attempted to usurp many countries.This makes sense because
he attempted to take over with military force.

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NS120
05/09/2013 8:02pm

The man usurped the babies candy and was sent to prison afterword.

This makes sense because usurp in this sentence means to take by force which is what the man is doing.

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mg119
05/09/2013 8:27pm

The man was scared that his manager would usurp his job as CEO.

Usurp makes sense in this sentence because usurp means to take my force. The man did not want his manager to take his job.

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ME120
05/09/2013 8:39pm

The Navy Seal wanted to usurp the general's position.
This makes sense because the Seal wanted to take a position by force.

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mk119
05/09/2013 8:57pm

the authorities usurped the skateboarders boards after they skated the ledge.
this makes sense because the authorities took the skaters boards by force.

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ap120
05/09/2013 9:08pm

The creepy man usurped power from India and took over. This makes sense in this sentence because he took power with force..

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MW118
05/09/2013 9:08pm

We choose to usurp our troops from the beaches.

This makes sense because we took our troops off the beaches.

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AS119
05/09/2013 9:20pm

Kenny usuruped Peter's job at the toy company by threating him.

This makes sense because Kenny took Peters job by threatining him.

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NL120
05/09/2013 9:35pm

By taking the gun he had usurped.

This makes sense because when the person took the gun he also took all the power because the other person didn't have a gun anymore.

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DC119
05/09/2013 9:38pm

Napoleon Bonaparte usurped his power in Europe.

This makes sense because Napoleon took his power by force.

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BTM118
05/09/2013 9:40pm

The burglar usurped the purse from the woman.

Usurp makes sense in this context because I am trying to say that the man took the purse by force.

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RF118
05/09/2013 9:52pm

Korea thinks they can usurp the U.S.A.

Usurp makes sense in this content becuase Korea thinks they can take America by force.

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MD119
05/09/2013 10:01pm

Bob usurped the new role of president of the U.S. This makes sense because he took the position of power through force.

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BB120
05/09/2013 10:14pm

Seal Team 6 usuruped Bin Laden's house. This makes sense in this sentence because Seal Team 6 took Bin Laden's house by force.

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IT118
05/09/2013 10:20pm

I usurped 20 dollars from my sister's wallet because that is how I roll.
This makes sense because I stole 20 dollars from my sister.

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BT118
05/09/2013 10:35pm

My mother usurped my privileges because I disobeyed her.
It makes sense because she took my privileges.

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MH118
05/09/2013 11:02pm

Hitler usurped many countries, first starting with Germany.
This makes sense because Hitler illegally took over many countries, starting with Germany.

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JH120
05/11/2013 2:35pm

I usurped the United States of America presidential job this election.
Usurp makes sense in this sentence because it stating i took the power of the job.

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MTB119
05/11/2013 6:44pm

I usurped the tackle position on the team.
This makes sense because I took the position from someone.

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JS119
05/13/2013 7:59am

He usurped the president's position when he got severely sick
EXPLANATION:
He took the position of the president.

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AJP120
05/13/2013 2:57pm

The robber usurped Billy's car.

This makes sense because the robber took Billy's car illegally.

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