01. Hundreds of people and their homes were [displaced] to make way for the new highway.
02. The explosion of the space shuttle Columbia in February 2003 [displaced] the U.S. - Iraq conflict from the headlines for a few days.
03. It's a classic case of [displaced] anger. You have trouble at work, so you come home, and yell at me.
04. Tourism has [displaced] fishing as this state's principal source of revenue.
05. The UN will have to deal with the thousands of people who have been [displaced] by the war.
06. Iginla has [displaced] Sakic as the league's leading scorer.
07. The forced [displacement] of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War is one of the most shameful chapters in that country's history.
08. Millions of people in my country have been [displaced] by a huge hydro-electric project.
09. Thousands of people who were [displaced] by the events in Kosovo during the 1990s have since returned to their homes.
10. The native people fear their culture is being [displaced] by that of the newcomers to our land.
11. Many of the big-name beer brands are being [displaced] by locally-made micro-brewery beers, which are becoming increasingly popular because of their superior quality.
12. More than a million people will be [displaced] as a result of this hydroelectric project.
13. Mary Ashton Livermore once suggested that humanity has moved forward to an era when wrong and slavery are being [displaced], and reason and justice are being recognized as the rule of life.
14. As male buffalo get older, and are [displaced] by new dominant males, they leave the herd, and live on their own.
15. The police have been arresting drug dealers in the East End, but residents complain such action will only result in the [displacement] of this kind of criminal activity from one area to another.
16. According to the United Nations, the majority of [displaced] persons and refugees are women and children.

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