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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 Studies that are wrong will be superseded by better studies with different results.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The ancient human carriers of information and understanding—elders, priests, bards, teachers, and community members—are superseded by a more durable and efficient medium, the printed word.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Former stars were being superseded by younger actors.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
Robinson was added in this week's sixth superseding indictment, after federal investigators found him with Green during Green's arrest in Houma.
Whether Ollie’s personal contract with UConn supersedes the collective bargaining agreement could be a key issue to be resolved.
Although dated and superseded by the Su-30 and Su-57 fighters, the Su-27 is more than adequate for dealing with aircraft without air-to-air combat capability, like the P-8A. Incidents such as this occur on a semi-regular basis.
Kanye demonstrates the true potential of an artist and how creativity and innovation are gifts that supersede categorical limitations.
The deal could be superseded by higher and better offers.
Margolies and her lawyer, Marc Elias of Perkins Coie LLP in Washington, signed the agreement on March 20 — the same day prosecutors filed the superseding indictment against Smukler.
But motive isn’t always about free will; sometimes the Nina Gills of the world drive the action, supersede the motivation, in art as in life.
This superseding indictment adds the economic espionage count against Shi and Liu, as well as the federal money laundering conspiracy count against Shi.
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Origin and Etymology of supersede
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
legal Definition of supersede
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