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 Meanings and Examples of PRESIDE
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preside
 v.  be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director; direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer
Classic Sentence: (90 in 7 pages)
1  Finally he put forward his colleague Cornelius to preside in the senate and public council, that from day to day he might advise what should be done.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXX.
2  The activity of a church like this is immense and far-reaching, and the bishops who preside over these organizations throughout the land are among the most powerful Negro rulers in the world.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In X
3  Mr. Choate kindly consented to preside.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVI.
4  Hannah Brown will preside, and all are.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TEN
5  Being a little embarrassed at first, and feeling much too young to preside, I made Steerforth take the head of the table when dinner was announced, and seated myself opposite to him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 24. MY FIRST DISSIPATION
6  She sent many messages of regret to him from behind her closed door and left the two frightened girls to preside over the supper table.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
7  So the Prior of Saint Botolph's hobbled back again into the refectory, to preside over the stockfish and ale, which was just serving out for the friars' breakfast.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
8  In the morning, Felton came as usual; but Milady allowed him to preside over all the preparations for breakfast without addressing a word to him.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 54 CAPTIVITY: THE THIRD DAY
9  The greatest manufacturer is but a busier Sam Clark, and all the rotund senators and presidents are village lawyers and bankers grown nine feet tall.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
10  Among them were college presidents, leading scientists and men of letters, and specialists in many subjects.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XIV.
11  For could the sun do that, then could I do the other; since there is ever a sort of fair play herein, jealousy presiding over all creations.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
12  A supper-table, glittering with plate and cut glass, was set out, on whose arrangements our former friend, old Chloe, was presiding.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
13  Miss Crawford was silenced, and with some feelings of resentment and mortification, moved her chair considerably nearer the tea-table, and gave all her attention to Mrs. Norris, who was presiding there.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
14  Thirteen years had seen her mistress of Kellynch Hall, presiding and directing with a self-possession and decision which could never have given the idea of her being younger than she was.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
15  Roger Wolcott, then Governor of Massachusetts, was the presiding officer, and on the platform with him were many other officials and hundreds of distinguished men.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XV.
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  If I were the president of a university I should establish a compulsory course in "How to Use Your Eyes".
17  The South African president has negotiated an end to white-minority rule.
18  She pulled off a great coup in getting the president to agree to an interview.
19  The president agreed to amend the constitution and allow multi-party elections.
20  The embattled president also denied recent claims that he was being held hostage by his own soldiers.
21  The American president praised Turkey for its courage.
22  Her visit coincided exactly with a visit by the American president.
23  The president deployed the weapon with which he has calmed past discontents, saying he would announce his heir-apparent.
24  He did argue in a general way that the president can't be trusted.
25  People's attitude towards the president varies widely.
26  His first speech as president made a strong impression on his audience.
27  The vice - president is trying to usurp the president's authority.
28  The president wants to make it easier for small businesses to get bank loans.
29  The bush telegraph tells me you're likely to become our new president, John.
30  The president's former aides were called to testify at his trial.