What's the difference between encroach and usurpant?
(v. i.) To enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another; to trespass; to intrude; to trench; -- commonly with on or upon; as, to encroach on a neighbor; to encroach on the highway.
(1) Histiocytes, lymphocytes, immunoblasts, and plasma cells were present in expanded paracortical regions which encroached on, and occasionally effaced, lymphoid follicles.
(2) It put on the agenda the need to upgrade the existing urban fabric, and to use the derelict and brownfield sites in our cities before encroaching on the countryside.
(3) Many Hong Kong residents fear that Beijing – which governs the region under the principle of "one country, two systems" – has been encroaching on their civil liberties, free press and independent judiciary.
(4) The increased tongue width will cause encroachment of the oropharyngeal airway below the level of the soft palate.
(5) But while the £1bn deal was the first of its kind, the private sector has long encroached on the NHS.
(6) It seems to be associated with structural abnormalities encroaching upon the trigeminal nerve, gasserian ganglion, or root entry zone.
(7) Cryosurgical iridocyclectomy is recommended for excision of small discrete iris tumors that encroach on the anterior ciliary body.
(8) The Palestinians see this as Jewish encroachment on the site, the holiest in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam, while Jewish activists like Glick say they are being discriminated against by limiting their chances to pray atop the mount.
(9) Leaf growth will slow with encroaching cold and decreasing light, but chard will generally manage to keep producing some harvest when fresh greens are sparse.
(10) The decrease in synaptic contact length along the proximal parts of terminal branches, in which this occurs, is mostly due to a decrease in the length of close opposition (less than 0.2 micron) between the nerve terminal membrane and the postsynaptic membrane: the decrease in more distal parts of branches is due to the progressive encroachment of Schwann cell processes between the presynaptic and postsynaptic membranes as well as a decrease in synaptic contact length.
(11) These narrow the posterior portion of the spinal canal and encroach on the lateral recesses.
(12) All three types eventually fail due to thrombosis, either because of their inherent thrombogenicity or because of encroachment of tissue (intimal hyperplasia) (IH) into the lumen of the graft at the point where the natural and prosthetic vessel join.
(13) Angiography also aided in differentiating hard central osteophytic from soft tissue encroachment on the spinal cord caused by herniation of a disc or thickening of the posterior longitudinal ligament.
(14) In the past, he explains, 'encroachers' failed to respect the park's boundaries, sneaking into the forest to gather firewood and fell trees for timber.
(15) Similarly anastomotic methods which encroach on the ileal circumference by creating an inverted edge can be expected to reduce resultant capacity by 10 per cent or more.
(16) Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mediastinal tumor mass that almost totally compressed the right main pulmonary artery and also encroached upon the left pulmonary artery.
(17) This procedure decreases the likelihood of dorsal necrosis over the middle phalanx, since the dorsal neurovascular bundle is not encroached upon.
(18) Seminiferous tubules had decreased tubule diameters, hyalinized tubule walls, and occluded lumina owing either to epithelial encroachment or cellular debris and exfoliated round germ cells.
(19) This most often occurs at the site of atherosclerotic plaques encroaching on the lumen to a variable extent.
(20) Third, a hemoglobin or hematocrit within the normal range constitutes a natural buffer against encroachments upon the oxygen supply from non-Hb causes.
(a.) Usurping; encroaching.
(1) If I invoked the Insurrection Act against her wishes, the world would see a male Republican president usurping the authority of a female Democratic governor by declaring an insurrection in a largely African American city.
(2) The ease of movement this afforded him allowed him to usurp three ports – at Ras Lanuf, Zeitina and Sidra – and remain in control.
(3) Balfe's role has now been usurped by key ministers – including Francis Maude and Oliver Letwin in the Cabinet Office, and Danny Alexander in the Treasury – and finishes after the Conservative party conference next month, when he will deliver a memo to Cameron on his recommendations for the future.
(4) The previous indication of limb-threatening ischemia has been usurped by distal arterial reconstruction.
(5) Rejecting suggestions that he had been usurped by Clegg as the candidate for change, he said it was his party that wanted to elect police commissioners, create active citizens and tackle poverty at source.
(6) In a country where gender inequality is entrenched, this is how easy it is for a well-known man to usurp the role of victim.
(7) Are Panathinaikos going to jump out and usurp one of these teams' place in the final?
(8) While many employees feel disillusioned and “oppressed” as they feel their jobs and responsibilities are being usurped by Charles’ aides, she claims.
(9) An estimated £810m was spent online by British shoppers on Friday, according to internet retail experts IMRG, a figure that eclipsed the £650m splurge predicted for Cyber Monday, and potentially means Boxing Day has been usurped as the biggest shopping day of the year once store sales are taken into account.
(10) David Cameron has accused him of cowardice, his mandarins are being accused of bias and UK ministers are trying to usurp his role as Scotland's most influential ambassador.
(11) Dave Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribal council, called the executive order “a menacing action meant to cause fear” and “a blatant attempt by the state and local officials to usurp and circumvent federal authority”.
(12) Finally, the need for psychiatric expert witnesses has increased because courts have gradually usurped some psychiatric clinical prerogatives and because there has been a trend toward greater consideration of emotional pain and suffering.
(13) Those who claim that conversion or rejection of faith is punishable by death are effectively - and this ought to give their pious hearts pause for reflection - usurping powers reserved solely for God.
(14) Also teams who win the Champions League or Europa League but finish outside the qualifying places in their domestic campaign will no longer usurp one of their league rivals to take up their place the following season.
(15) This dysphonia can occur as a compensation for anatomic or physiologic alterations within the larynx (vicarious type) or as isolated ventricular fold hypertrophy unaccompanied by other obvious laryngeal disorders (usurpative type).
(16) The Labour party hopes to change this next year: if all goes according to plan, local lass Lee Sherriff will usurp John Stevenson, the Tory who – to his own obvious surprise – managed to interrupt 45 years of unbroken red rule in Carlisle by getting elected in 2010.
(17) More than this, he has one incontrovertible advantage over anyone who might think about usurping him: he is a Kim.
(18) Oh God, deal with the usurpers and oppressors and tyrannical Jews.
(19) Everyone knows that there are two Milibands, and Westminster obsessives have long lipped their lips at the Oedipal prospect of Ed the younger usurping David the elder.
(20) Just as the house of Lancaster was toppled by the house of York, so, at the beginning of Game of Thrones, has the ruling dynasty of the Targaryens been toppled by a usurper, Robert Baratheon.