were substituting
Past progressiveconjugation ofsubstitute. There are other translations for this conjugation.

substitute

The civil society organizations said military forces were substituting for police, or acting in conjunction with them, to carry out tasks related to citizen security.
Las organizaciones de Guatemala indicaron que las fuerzas militares estarían sustituyendo a la policía, o actuando en forma combinada, en tareas de seguridad ciudadana.
The principal complaint was that these governments were substituting CETA workers for employees already on their payrolls, and so were helping to balance their own budgets without creating any new jobs.
La queja principal era que estos gobiernos fueron sustituyendo los trabajadores CETA para los empleados que ya están en sus nóminas, y así estaban ayudando a equilibrar sus propios presupuestos sin crear nuevos puestos de trabajo.
As the Assyrian people began to decline, early worships, pure and strong, which besought victory before a combat or celebrated a triumph after a battle with simple and primitive rites, were substituting them for luxurious ceremonies and human sacrifices.
Cuando el pueblo Asirio decreció y empezó su decadencia los cultos primitivos, puros y fuertes, que imploraban la victoria antes del combate o celebraban el triunfo después de la batalla con ritos sencillos y primitivos, fueron suplantándose por ceremonias lujosas y sacrificios humanos.
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