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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 Studies that are wrong will be superseded by better studies with different results.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The ancient human carriers of information and understanding—elders, priests, bards, teachers, and community members—are superseded by a more durable and efficient medium, the printed word.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Former stars were being superseded by younger actors.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
According to the superseding indictment, a rival to Adidas in the athletic apparel world sponsored this particular college.
For Bitcoin fanatics, the original blockchain was a way to create a currency that could circumvent and eventually supersede central banks.
Although Libertyville can create variances for zoning issues, certain building codes are mandated by superseding governments and can’t be given special considerations.
Since the initial indictment, Gates and others have struck plea deals with Mueller, while new charges have been piled on Manafort in superseding indictments.
In theory, Flores could be superseded at any time by DHS regulations — it wasn’t supposed to be a de facto law, just a framework to keep in place while the government came up with permanent rules to ensure migrant kids were adequately protected.
Joshua Adam Schulte, 29, was charged in a 13-count superseding indictment on Monday, about 10 months after he was first arrested on charges of possession of child pornography, federal officials said in New York.
For Beyonce, the gesture or the theatricality of staging supersedes the political.
Last week, special counsel Robert Mueller's office filed a superseding indictment against Manafort, accusing him of, among other things, tampering with key witnesses shortly after charges were filed against him last fall.
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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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