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Supplanter   Listen

One who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another.  Synonym: usurper.

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"Supplanter" Quotes from Famous Books

... inheritor of his own fading honours, the usurper of his strength, and influence, and worship, rapidly passing away from his feeble grasp; and as he gazes, though his lips pour willing benedictions on the unconscious supplanter, there lingers in his heart the sorrowful, "He shall ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 364, February 1846 • Various

... been forgotten, and I have always been looked on as an interloper. Depend on it, poor old Brooks fancies the muddle in his accounts was a suggestion of my malice! Imagine the feelings of Hiltonbury, when I, his supplanter, ...
— Hopes and Fears - scenes from the life of a spinster • Charlotte M. Yonge

... thrown off his cloak and the remainder of his disguise. He now stood proudly erect before the supplanter, who was somewhat ...
— Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2) • John Roby

... useless to think of such a thing. We can prove nothing. He is a man, and has had a jealous feeling of us all our lives. Now fortune has favoured him, and he is glorying in his prosperity. He is rightly named James, or Jacob, for he is a base supplanter!' ...
— The Carved Cupboard • Amy Le Feuvre

... back of the palace with wary eyes, for they were afraid that a guard might now be set upon the walls. But Billy had argued that Kerissen was unaware of Fritzi's knowledge of Arlee's identity; in fact she had at first supposed her a willing supplanter like herself, and so he would not be apprehensive of any of her revelations. And he did not dream that Fritzi's rescuers ...
— The Palace of Darkened Windows • Mary Hastings Bradley

... engendered of thy fame, A new sea-eagle heir thy conqueror name. And with commissioned talons wrench From thy supplanter's grimy clench His sheath of steel, his wings of smoke ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell • James Lowell

Words linked to "Supplanter" :   offender, claim jumper, wrongdoer, usurper, supplant

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