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Synonyms for replacing

the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another

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Van der School removed his spectacles, folded them and, replacing them once more on his nose, eyed the other bill which he held in his hand, and then said, looking at the bar over the top of his glasses; I shall rest the prosecution here, if the court please.
Such a valuable quality made Mazarin think of replacing Joubert, his intendant, who had recently died, by M.
Bullfrog," said my wife, coolly taking the basket from my hands and replacing it on the front seat.
How one loses time here," said the mason, replacing a thick silver watch in his fob.
Yet on the links most of his time was spent in retrieving lost balls or replacing America.
When you have passed beyond this chamber in your flight, what can prevent Solan replacing the switch as it was before your vile hand touched it?
I said, replacing the coin, "we shan't go back empty-handed, anyhow.
THE FLOWER GIRL [picking up her scattered flowers and replacing them in the basket] There's menners f' yer
She added that "she had no intentions as yet of replacing anybody's mistress.
They entertained the notion for a time of selecting the two worst machines from the hiring-stock, painting them over with crimson enamel paint, replacing the bells by the loudest sort of motor-horn, and doing a ride about to begin and end the entertainment.
They now, stretching themselves after sitting so long, and replacing their purses and pocketbooks, entered the ballroom.
Denham merely smiled, and replacing the malacca cane on the rack, he drew a sword from its ornamental sheath.
However, Dorothea was crying, and if she had been required to state the cause, she could only have done so in some such general words as I have already used: to have been driven to be more particular would have been like trying to give a history of the lights and shadows, for that new real future which was replacing the imaginary drew its material from the endless minutiae by which her view of Mr.
One inconvenience resulted from the replacing of the disc, the lower window was blocked up; thus it was impossible for the travelers to observe the moon from that opening while they were being precipitated perpendicularly upon her; but they were obliged to give it up; even by the side openings they could still see vast lunar regions, as an aeronaut sees the earth from his car.
That which for Vronsky had been almost a whole year the one absorbing desire of his life, replacing all his old desires; that which for Anna had been an impossible, terrible, and even for that reason more entrancing dream of bliss, that desire had been fulfilled.