supplanter


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Noun1.Supplanter - one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of anothersupplanter - one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
claim jumper - one who illegally occupies property to which another has a legal claim
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The whole current of her wrath turned upon the supplanter, this Lord Dawlish.
Penser a une reindustrialisation plus forte pour supplanter les importations qu'on ne pourra plus financer.
Il est donc bien clair que l'universite d'ete, recemment organisee dans le nord de l'Algerie, ambitionne de recharger ses batteries et raviver ses energies, non pas dans le sens de la rehabilitation de sa politique, dirigee jusqu'ici, dans l'obsession nevrotique, vers le torpillement des ingredients de l'[beaucoup moins que]exception[beaucoup plus grand que] marocaine qui, sans grands atouts naturels, parvient a implanter son essor multidimensionnel et supplanter son rival a tous les niveaux, mais de barouder sans relache ses obusiers vindicatifs.
A 400-year interaction on this continent tells us unquestionably that the American Jacob has been the trickster, the cheater, the supplanter, the schemer, building an entire social system deliberately designed to put Jacob in front, and Esau, as Stevie Wonder once sang, "at the back of the line when it comes to getting ahead.
L'etude iconographique de cette categorie de cartes prend donc une importance supplementaire comme si le jeu se voulait le constat evident que les symboles images des episodes de la vie ne peuvent que supplanter toute enseigne, meme la plus haute soit-elle.
25) Le projet propose devait se realiser dans le cadre de la Societe des Nations, sinon, l'Union federale europeenne tendait a se substituer a la Societe des Nations ou a se supplanter au respect des traites, et a l'integrite territoriale des Etats, a leur independance, souverainete et egalite.
Not only does he set himself up as the definite depositary of the hero's memory, but he becomes his substitute, his perfect supplanter, developing the same role as his master's towards his female victims.
73) In The White Goddess, the 'God of the Year' is, Graves writes, 'himself and his other self at the same time, king and supplanter, victim and murderer, poet and satirist--and his right hand does not know what his left hand does'.
Si les seigneurs et les princes italiens eurent beau-coup de difficulties a supplanter la force des regimes populates jusqu'a ce que les luttes intestines en viennent a bout, en Flandre, les villes durent ceder tres tot aux exigences du pouvoir princier.
Rumilly en fait egalement mention, commentant : << Mgr Bruchesi souhaitait le chapeau, mais avec quelque hesitation, car il etait trop delicat pour supplanter Mgr Begin, son aine, son ami--et l'un des artisans de son elevation a l'episcopat (45).
D'autres dictionnai-res ont ete offerts, a des moments divers, a la clientele scolaire, notamment le Mame, le QuilletFlammarion et le Hatier, mais aucun de ceux-ci n'a reussi a supplanter le Larousse avant l'arrivee du Petit Robert, en 1967.
Dacy's argument about Christianity's self-perception as the fulfilment and supplanter of Israel could gain further support by looking at the way the Patristic authors--indeed even the New Testament itself--interpreted the Hebrew Scriptures in a typological and allegorical fashion, retaining their validity only insofar as they "pointed" to Christ.