DISPLACEMENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISPLACEMENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
displacement
 n.  act of removing from office or employment
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  The reason of her sudden displacement now appeared.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
2  As long as the criminal remains upon two legs so long must there be some indentation, some abrasion, some trifling displacement which can be detected by the scientific searcher.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
3  This displacement, which places the "elegant" name on the plebeian and the rustic name on the aristocrat, is nothing else than an eddy of equality.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—FIRST SKETCH OF TWO UNPREPOSSESSING FIGURES
4  Every time that Marius entered and left, he carefully adjusted the bar of the gate in such a manner that no displacement was visible.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—THE BEGINNING OF SHADOW
5  Various groups of people formed and dissolved, the coming formation and dissolution of kingdoms and displacement of peoples was in course of preparation.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER I
6  Javert up to that moment had remained erect, motionless, with his eyes fixed on the ground, cast athwart this scene like some displaced statue, which is waiting to be put away somewhere.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XIII—THE SOLUTION OF SOME QUESTIONS CONNECTED WIT...
7  When I come to think it over, the earth instead of the corpse will not seem like the real thing, it won't do, it will get displaced, it will move about.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—IN WHICH JEAN VALJEAN HAS QUITE THE AIR OF HAV...
8  The angle at which he saw everything began to be displaced anew.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—MARIUS' ASTONISHMENTS
9  Marius displaced the bar, and rushed headlong into the garden.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER II—MARIUS
10  The truth seems to be that a long line of disillusive centuries has permanently displaced the Hellenic idea of life, or whatever it may be called.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 1 "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"
11  He had spent the time in working about the premises, sweeping leaves from the garden paths, cutting dead stalks from the flower beds, and nailing up creepers which had been displaced by the autumn winds.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 6 Thomasin Argues with Her Cousin, and He Writes a Letter
12  Some of this opposition is, of course, mere envy; the disappointment of displaced demagogues and the spite of narrow minds.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In III
13  Words and music have lost each other and new and cant phrases of a dimly understood theology have displaced the older sentiment.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XIV
14  Presumably sausages were once chopped and stuffed by hand, and if so it would be interesting to know how many workers had been displaced by these inventions.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 13
15  He began by moving his bed, and looked around for anything with which he could pierce the wall, penetrate the moist cement, and displace a stone.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
Example Sentence:
1  The humanitarian community is increasingly aware of the crisis of internal displacement which affects over 20 million people worldwide.
2  Time is a great thing,can let fate displaced within Iraq.
3  Coal has been displaced by natural gas as a major source of energy.
4  These factories have displaced tourism as the country's largest source of foreign exchange.
5  Vibration displaced part of the mechanism.
6  He displaced a bone in his knee in the crash with another player.
7  The number of people affected and displaced has increased since the conflict, and at the moment there seems little prospect for them to return to villages.
8  This war will displace lots of refugees from their villages.
9  The building of a new dam will displace thousands of people who live in this area.
10  The threat to a craft of deep space is that its electronics might be wrecked; radiation slowly displaces atoms in solids, to the detriment of any electronic components those atoms are part of.