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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • There was a dreadful orchestra, presided over by a young Hebrew who sat at a cracked piano, that nearly drove me away, but at last the drop-scene was drawn up, and the play began.
  • It was tea-time, and the mellow light of the huge lace-covered lamp that stood on the table lit up the delicate china and hammered silver of the service at which the Duchess was presiding.

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  • She will preside over the meeting.
  • At a sign from the presiding judge, one of the court officers led her away,
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger

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