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Ash Ley

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Italian
Hello everyone!
What does "had displaced "in the phrase "as for the enemies outside the Puritan community, they included above all the people the settlers had displaced, the Native Americans"?
Can someone give me other synonyms more than replace or supplant?
 
  • Edinburgher

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    German/English bilingual
    "Replace" and "supplant" are not synonyms for "displace" here. "Displaced" means "chased away", "gotten rid of", "cleared from their lands". The Puritans took away the natives' land and kicked them out.
     
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