be replaced by (someone or something)

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be replaced by (someone or something)

To have one's or something's role, function, status, capacity, etc., taken over by someone or something else; to have someone or something take one's or something's place. I feel like we're all going to be replaced by machines someday. The manager is being replaced by a younger, better educated person. All his anger was replaced by sadness after the initial shock wore off.
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"There used to be thousands of tonnes of scrap metal on here, and that has just been replaced by 50 caravans."
To claim, as the letter seems to, that not only have crucifixes been removed but that they have also, perhaps, even as a matter of institutional policy, been replaced by "lesbian and gay 'positive space' stickers" is simply false.
To be clear: we did not mean to imply that the crucifixes had been taken down and individually replaced with gay and lesbian positive space stickers, but that the already removed crucifixes had been replaced by these stickers "as the most prominent symbol to be seen on campus." That this latter is the case, a two minute stroll through the buildings of St.
Likewise, hundreds of other "liberal Democrat" CFR members in the top echelons of the Clinton administration have been replaced by hundreds of "conservative Republican" CFR members in the Bush administration.
That activity has been replaced by still-experimental work with inorganic coatings.