Usage examples for supersede

  1. I shall send a braver man to supersede him. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. To supersede his magistrates; to bribe his forces? – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. The one cannot supersede the other. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  4. In what animal, or in what class of animals, does the immaterial principle abruptly intervene, and supersede the agency of matter, becoming the entirely distinct cause of a similar, though more exalted, order of phenomena? – Theological Essays by Charles Bradlaugh
  5. Can any antiquated feudal right to this useless tract properly supersede the paramount claims of the poor and the public? – A Morning's Walk from London to Kew by Richard Phillips
  6. It must never supersede policy. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  7. In 1860 a parliamentary committee reported that limited competition ought to supersede mere pass examinations, and that open competition, which does away entirely with the privilege of nomination, was better than either. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  8. They treated the whole collection of books as all equally true, all equally important, and thus they were bent on seeing that the Gospel should fulfil rather than supersede the law. – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  9. Can the particular laws of any country supersede the general laws of nature? – An Historical Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Colonies Of South Carolina And Georgia, Volume 1 by Alexander Hewatt
  10. In the meantime it became necessary to appoint some one to supersede Bobadilla; for the news that arrived periodically from Espanola during the year showed that he had entirely failed in his task of reducing the island to order. – Christopher Columbus, Volume 7 And The New World Of His Discovery, A Narrative by Filson Young
  11. Here they landed, until the heat of the day should abate, or a breeze spring up, that might supersede the labour of the oar. – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving
  12. It will supersede the telegraph, the telephone, the cable, and wireless telegraphy. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  13. Rather than attempting to decrease the number of unnecessary middlemen, it attempts to supersede the entrepreneur or managing employer where he is most needed. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  14. But, though he openly schemed against General Washington, and sought to supersede him, his Excellency is above resentment, and has instructed us to obtain his exchange among the first. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  15. The more doubtful may be the constitutional and economical questions upon which they have received so marked a support, the more loudly they are called upon to support this great war, for the success of which their country is willing to supersede considerations of no slight importance. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  16. It was the same, though in a less degree, with regard to the unity of time:- the positive fact, not for a moment removed from the senses, the presence, I mean, of the same identical chorus, was a continued measure of time;- and although the imagination may supersede perception, yet it must be granted to be an imperfection- however easily tolerated- to place the two in broad contradiction to each other. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  17. Photographs printed on paper were only just beginning to supersede the older daguerreotypes, and a gleam of interest came into Annie's pale blue eyes, for the album was still a new toy to her. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  18. No nursery, therefore, not even a perfect one, can supersede the necessity of a kindergarten, where children shall come into cognizance of the moral laws which are to restrain and guide their self- assertion, and quicken and enlarge their social affections, leading them to self- denials for the sake of opportunities for themselves of useful and creative art, beneficence, and heroism. – Education in The Home, The Kindergarten, and The Primary School by Elizabeth P. Peabody
  19. It is just because we do believe that the discovery, the expression and the rewards of religion lie chiefly in the superrational and poetic realms that therefore we want this intellectual content to accompany it, not supersede it, as a balancing influence, a steadying force. – Preaching and Paganism by Albert Parker Fitch