Usurp in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Usurp

To seize power from another, usually by illegitimate means. | To use and assume the coat of arms of another person. | (obsolete) To make use of.

Short Example Sentence for Usurp

  • 1. He will usurp the whole. 🔊
  • 2. And weeds usurp the ground. 🔊
  • 3. What letter is to usurp the vacant seat? 🔊
  • 4. General Grant had no disposition to usurp power. 🔊
  • 5. Let him defend his own jurisdiction, but not usurp that of another. 🔊
  • 6. The essay and the pamphlet gradually usurp the place of social studies. 🔊
  • 7. He desires not only to usurp her present and her future, but also her past. 🔊
  • 8. Two such modest boys as these could not be coming to usurp anybody's position. 🔊

How to use Usurp in Sentence?

  • 1. They are men who would usurp the government of their country with decency and moderation. 🔊
  • 2. The daily newspaper and the magazines should not be allowed to usurp the place of conversation. 🔊
  • 3. The understanding and the logic-faculty are allowed to usurp the rational and creative powers. 🔊
  • 4. In their presence the imagination runs riot and the ghostly and supernatural usurp reason. 🔊
  • 5. Favored by the princess, he has grown insolent, and would usurp my place at the coronation. 🔊
  • 6. The word its life resigneth in the pen, Leather and wax usurp the mastery then. 🔊
  • 7. And, all means failing him, at last would try To usurp the credit of a scorn, and die. 🔊
  • 8. The exercise of beneficence, as I have lived to discover, is to usurp the role of Destiny. 🔊
  • 9. My lord, by favor of the Czar, you expect to reign over Czernova; you seek to usurp my throne. 🔊
  • 10. He sought to usurp the place of of the sun and the result was a conflict in which the latter was victorious. 🔊
  • 11. Doris showed not the smallest disposition to usurp the old housekeeper's authority. 🔊
  • 12. It was especially necessary for me to strip the ethics of interest of that false appearance of liberty which they usurp in vain. 🔊
  • 13. Even sovereignty has its limitations and overthrow; this is a kingship and dominion which none may usurp or destroy. 🔊
  • 14. But no one was able to usurp the property which belonged to another, even though he were of the same barangay. 🔊
  • 15. He allows the beast to usurp the place of the god because for the moment the beast pleases his capricious royal fancy the most. 🔊
  • 16. Wotan goes in fear lest the powers of the nether world usurp his domination, which he wants to make absolute. 🔊
  • 17. He employed all means to accomplish his selfish ends, and would probably endeavour to usurp the property which his brother had left. 🔊
  • 18. Miss Whiffle tyrannized over me more or less according to her mood; but she did not usurp my sitting-room again. 🔊
  • 19. They were equally well-born, well-bred; politeness would usurp affection's hold. 🔊
  • 20. If the law is against them, they manage to usurp full an even amount of privilege and authority, and keep along about in line with the other sex. 🔊
  • 21. Many in the outer world would say it was an idolatrous attempt on the part of the creature to usurp the throne of its Creator. 🔊
  • 22. The plaintiff looked a little perplexed, as if she could not understand how it could be otherwise than wrong, for a girl to usurp her seat. 🔊
  • 23. Perhaps it feared lest some other shadow, equally baleful, equally sly and subtle, would usurp its home. 🔊
  • 24. I did usurp my brother's fertile lands, And now am cast upon this desert-isle. 🔊
  • 25. No. 17 censures those who usurp church revenues, incomes, and the like; and it thus upheld the rights of ownership. 🔊
  • 26. Of these, no. 15 censures such as usurp jurisdiction; it was, then, issued in the interests of liberty in court trials. 🔊
  • 27. We do not here forget the maxim established in our preliminaries, that it does not belong to nations to usurp the power of being judges of each other. 🔊
  • 28. Without this right, ambitious men might, by the aid of the regular army, overthrow the liberties of the people, and usurp the powers of government. 🔊
  • 29. I have no wrongs, no grievances, no crying need to usurp lines of work that will break down the barriers God set between men and women. 🔊
  • 30. But we are close friends of young Mr. Jones and have no desire to usurp his island kingdom or seize his pearls. 🔊
  • 31. The minister of one little church preached, in inuendoes, against the Prometheuses who aspired to usurp the prerogatives of Heaven. 🔊
  • 32. She is not the first poor little trusting dreamer to put up her altar to the Unknown God, and worship before the first who chooses to usurp it. 🔊