USURP's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of usurp
Definition:
v. seize and hold power or rights of another by force or without legal authority
Example:
The revolution ended when the victorious rebel general succeeded in his attempt to usurp the throne.
Sentence in Classic:
Men, moreover, in proportion as they see you averse to usurp authority over them, grow the readier to surrender themselves into your hands; and fear you less on the score of their freedom, when they find you acting towards them with consideration and kindness.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
This was the shocking thing; that the slime of the pit seemed to utter cries and voices; that the amorphous dust gesticulated and sinned; that what was dead, and had no shape, should usurp the offices of life.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
Every one is at the disposure of his own will, when those who had, by the delegation of the society, the declaring of the public will, are excluded from it, and others usurp the place, who have no such authority or delegation.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke Context
The physical organization, its decay, the indestructibility of matter, the law of the conservation of energy, evolution, were the words which usurped the place of his old belief.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But Coriolanus, hating the commons, sought to persuade the senate that now was the time to punish them, and to deprive them of the authority which they had usurped to the prejudice of the nobles, by withholding the distribution of corn, and so suffering them to perish of hunger.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
A white, dull light fell from a large window, with tiny panes, on the left, which usurped the whole width of the room.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
In democratic states, the only ones which are founded on justice, it sometimes happens that the fraction usurps; then the whole rises and the necessary claim of its rights may proceed as far as resort to arms.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
Nor can such an usurper, or any deriving from him, ever have a title, till the people are both at liberty to consent, and have actually consented to allow, and confirm in him the power he hath till then usurped.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke Context