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.
See also: by, replace
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Ellen DeGeneres--After suffering poor ratings despite being about something and even though she is just as funny as Jerry "and that's OK" Seinfeld, Ellen's show is in danger of being replaced by two guys, a girl, and a pizza parlor.
Maybe that's why it bothers me that monster stories seem to be being replaced by a kind of tale that has no sense of our own responsibility for evil and no compassion for the disfigured creatures who serve as the stories' foils or foes.