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Examples of supersede in a Sentence
- Fortunately, the scientific enterprise has its own self-correcting mechanisms that eventually sort things out. Studies that are wrong will be superseded by better studies with different results. Studies that are right will be corroborated by other good studies. —Harriet Hall, Skeptic, 2007
- The ancient human carriers of information and understanding—elders, priests, bards, teachers, and community members—are superseded by a more durable and efficient medium, the printed word. —M. Rex Miller, The Millennium Matrix, 2004
- Upgrading America's too-old, too-slow telephone network, which took about a century to build, is a massive task. But if you believe predictions that the Internet will one day supersede the telephone as the world's primary means of communications, these companies will be road kill if they simply sit by the wayside. —Bethany McLean, Fortune, 6 Dec. 1999
This edition supersedes the previous one.
Former stars were being superseded by younger actors.
Recent Examples of supersede from the Web
The new Joker-Harley Quinn project appears to have superseded Gotham City Sirens at this point.
Family members said she was told Wednesday that her attorneys need to address the removal order, intimating that the removal order legally supersedes her DACA protections.
The move enables the Constituent Assembly to supersede the country’s legislature, the National Assembly, which has been led by opposition parties since last year and is the only branch of government not controlled by Mr. Maduro.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis have issued more normal-sounding statements intended to supersede the president’s improvised one.
And like many other new religious movements, Millah Abraham is dreaming big, with hopes to supersede Christianity and Islam as the dominant Abrahamic faith.
The body will supersede the national assembly, which is dominated by the opposition.
The out-of-this-world cupcakes at Scottcakes supersede any bathing suit season resolutions. 5.
My native city had decided that Lenin superseded Peter the Apostle in world-historical import, so St. Petersburg became Leningrad.
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Synonym Discussion of supersede
- replaced the broken window
- war had displaced thousands
- was abruptly supplanted in her affections by another
- the new edition supersedes all previous ones
SUPERSEDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of supersede for English Language Learners
: to take the place of (someone or something that is old, no longer useful, etc.) : to replace (someone or something)
SUPERSEDE Defined for Kids
Definition of supersede for Students
- These instructions supersede those you received earlier.
legal Definition of supersede
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