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  • Beside him sat his wife, all silvery chinchilla and violets; and on the far side of the ribbon, Lawrence Lefferts’s sleekly brushed head seemed to mount guard over the invisible deity of "Good Form" who presided at the ceremony.
  • She said "reading the newspaper" in the tone in which a Minister’s wife might have said: "Presiding at a Cabinet meeting"—not from any arrogance of mind, but because the habit of a life-time, and the attitude of her friends and relations, had led her to consider Mr. van der Luyden’s least gesture as having an almost sacerdotal importance.

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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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