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01. The administration is going to [replace] all the computers with newer models over the next couple of months.
02. I have to get a new blade for my razor, but unfortunately a [replacement] costs about 30 bucks.
03. Coco Chanel once said that in order to be [irreplaceable], one must always be different.
04. Edward Keating once observed that you do not destroy an idea by killing people; you [replace] it with a better one.
05. I think I'd better [replace] the batteries in my bicycle light because it's getting pretty dim.
06. Our secretary is on holiday but the temporary [replacement] we hired seems to be doing a good job.
07. The dentist says I need to [replace] a number of my fillings because they are getting old.
08. The crocodile continually grows new sets of teeth to [replace] old teeth.
09. It takes 500 years to [replace] 1 inch of top soil lost through erosion.
10. It takes about three months to [replace] one entire fingernail.
11. It is estimated that 10 years from today, half the jobs now available to high school graduates will have faded out of existence, [replaced] by jobs that do not exist today.
12. In modern society, knowledge has [replaced] muscle and physical capital as the principal factor in production.
13. Someone once joked that computers will never [replace] man entirely until they learn to laugh at the boss's jokes.
14. In 1976, Trinidad and Tobago became a Republic, with an elected President [replacing] the Queen of England as head of state.
15. A Nigerian proverb notes that words are sweet, but they can never [replace] food.
16. In 1987, Hu Yaobang stepped down as the Chinese Communist Party's general secretary, [replaced] by Zhao Ziyang.
17. In 1927, the new city of Canberra [replaced] Melbourne as the capital of Australia.
18. According to Time magazine, the amount of crops, animals and other biomatter we extract from the earth each year exceeds what the planet can [replace] by an estimated 20%.
19. On January 1st, 2002, twelve different European countries began to [replace] their national currencies with the euro.
20. At midnight of December 31, 1990, the Soviet flag atop the Kremlin was [replaced] by the Russian tricolor.
21. In a recent study conducted at a museum, researchers gauged the popularity of each exhibit by noting how quickly the floor tiles in front of the display needed to be [replaced].
22. We hired someone for the job for a trial period of three months, but it just didn't work out, so we're looking for a [replacement].
23. During the war, women went to work in the factories to [replace] the men who were fighting.
24. English gradually [replaced] Latin in services of the Church of England during the 1500s.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • replace — re‧place [rɪˈpleɪs] verb [transitive] 1. to start being used, doing a job etc instead of something or someone else: • The tax replaces a levy of 13.5% on manufactured goods. • He will be replaced as chief executive by the current finance director …   Financial and business terms

  • Replace — Re*place (r? pl?s ), v. t. [Pref. re + place: cf. F. replacer.] 1. To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like. [1913 Webster] The earl . . . was replaced in his government. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To refund;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • replace — replace, displace, supplant, supersede are rarely interchangeable terms, but they can carry the same basic meaning to put a person or thing out of his or its place or into the place of another. Replace implies supplying a substitute for what has… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • replace — replace, substitute 1. The typical construction is to replace A with B (or, in the passive, B is replaced by A), or B can simply replace A, whereas with substitute it is to substitute B for A or to substitute B without any continuation (more… …   Modern English usage

  • replace — [ri plās′] vt. replaced, replacing 1. to place again; put back in a former or the proper place or position 2. to take the place of; supplant [workers replaced by automated equipment] 3. to provide a substitute or equivalent for [to replace a worn …   English World dictionary

  • replace — I verb act for, alternate, change, commute, compensate, cover for, depute, deputize, duplicate, exchange, fill in for, interchange, make amends, pay back, put back, refund, reimburse, reinstall, reinstate, repay, reponere, represent, restitute,… …   Law dictionary

  • replacé — replacé, ée (re pla sé, sée) part. passé de replacer. La statue de Napoléon Ier replacée sur la colonne de la place Vendôme …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • replace — 1590s, to restore to a previous place, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + PLACE (Cf. place) (v.). Meaning to take the place of is recorded from 1733 …   Etymology dictionary

  • replace — [v] take the place of; put in place of alter, back up, change, compensate, displace, fill in, follow, front for*, give back, mend, oust, outplace, patch, pinch hit for*, put back, reconstitute, recoup, recover, redeem, redress, reestablish,… …   New thesaurus

  • replacé — Replacé, [replac]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • replace — ► VERB 1) take the place of. 2) provide a substitute for. 3) put back in a previous place or position. DERIVATIVES replaceable adjective replacer noun …   English terms dictionary