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Definitionto be in charge; or to head; or to be the chairperson — especially of a formal meeting or ceremony
- I knelt on the grass and kissed the earth and with quivering lips exclaimed, "By the sacred earth on which I kneel, by the shades that wander near me, by the deep and eternal grief that I feel, I swear; and by thee, O Night, and the spirits that preside over thee, to pursue the daemon who caused this misery, until he or I shall perish in mortal conflict.Chapter 24 (5% in)
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