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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 Studies that are wrong will be superseded by better studies with different results.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The ancient human carriers of information and understanding—elders, priests, bards, teachers, and community members—are superseded by a more durable and efficient medium, the printed word.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Former stars were being superseded by younger actors.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 legal question for the justices turns on whether the state’s search and seizure laws supersede the Freedom of Information Act.
There was some confusion Friday when the special counsel announced a new superseding indictment against Manafort that appeared to include five new charges.
All of which supersedes the experience of cutting that enormous check.
And, in many countries—even where women are granted legal equality by their governments—customary law can supersede statutory law.
However, last June, each signed a new contract with a salary bump superseding his previous deal.
Additionally, a two men received a superseding indictment in a 2015 fatal shooting case in St. Claude.
The moment was at once ridiculous and relatable: on the one hand, Ledecka's exceptional skill should completely supersede any and all insecurities.
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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
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