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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 Studies that are wrong will be superseded by better studies with different results.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The ancient human carriers of information and understanding—elders, priests, bards, teachers, and community members—are superseded by a more durable and efficient medium, the printed word.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Former stars were being superseded by younger actors.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 state Supreme Court’s ruling supersedes anything that could have been decided in the lower Superior Court.
Fellow pundit and Arsenal defender Lee Dixon reluctantly agreed with his colleague accepting that the Lilywhites have now superseded Arsenal in most footballing facets.
So Ziggler is unhappy with his Browns, but that feeling is superseded by the happiness from participating in WWE’s Tribute to the Troops.
The new count was in a superseding indictment filed in federal court in Michigan, where Nassar is being held without bail.
Under President Barack Obama, whose foreign-policy legacy was anchored to the nuclear deal, the promise of deferring (not preventing) Iran’s nuclear ambitions superseded all else.
But to others, that possibility of robots superseding human clergy doesn’t seem so far-fetched.
But the regulations governing that process don't interfere with or supersede the president's constitutional authority on this issue, which mentions nothing about needing to notify the public of a pardon.
That's when, thanks to innovations in machinery and railroad transportation, uniform lumber and inexpensive nails became readily available, and the stick-framing techniques still used today superseded traditional timber framing.
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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
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