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a.1.Marked by usurpation; usurping.
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Dennis's figure for this third violence, the "Artillery of Jove," is echoed by Shelley in the letter to Peacock in History of a Six Weeks' Tour, where the "avalanches," "torrents," and "rocks" appear as the usurpatory "essays" of the deity Ahrimanes.
The continuity and institutional memory inherent in permanent membership would give them the strength to resist such usurpatory proposals (nonpermanent members have failed to do so).
It has no dominion over the "entire moral realm," it would be usurpatory if it claimed to do so, and we would be justified in criticizing it for encroaching upon the areas to which it has no access.