v. introduce; show someone to their seats
We hope this celebration to usher in the new century.
The veteran broadcaster ended "the age of deference" and ushered in a new era that made programmes like Newsnight and the Today programme possible.
Sentence in Classic:
The unhappy man whose history we are relating had remained near the door of the hall, in the same place and the same attitude in which the usher had left him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
The usher of the court said a few words to try and calm him down but the guard explained that he had to look into it himself, saluted, and hurried on, walking with very short steps, probably because of gout.
The usher who had introduced me was waiting for me at the door, and he conducted me through the corridors to a private entrance opening into the Rue de Vaugirard.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
He placed his letter in the hands of the usher on duty, who led him into the waiting room and passed on into the interior of the palace.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
He hesitated and grew pale with anger, called the usher and gave him his card, with a few peremptory words, and slowly sat down.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
Stewards in evening dress, old Belvedereans, loitered in groups about the entrance to the theatre and ushered in the visitors with ceremony.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context