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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
  • A similar reception was given me in New Orleans, which was presided over by the Mayor of the city.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • I’m Death himself, presiding over this butchery.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • Gabrielle returned with Mr. Sanders and Mr. Lehman, whom Luke recognized as the silver-haired gentleman who’d presided over the auction.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Then an Iron Sister presided over my divorce.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • This made little sense to us, because a Monroe County judge had presided over the trial, but there was nothing we could do.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • It was a pathetic sight, particularly when the sergeant lined up the men after they finished and had them pour their scavengings into his cap, which he in turn presented to the presiding officer-in-charge.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • However, there was a hearing in court presided over by Judge E. W. Jayawardene—one of Lalla’s favourite bridge partners.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • I once knew a Roman goddess, Cloacina, who presided over the city’s sewer system.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • In fact I was once a trusted advisor to certain high officials, many of whom presided over government agencies.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • I was going to ask you to preside over the toast—as a representation of the Goddess.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • J.J. Ford presided at the bench, and Sandy McSouthers presided at the front door, whistling, chatting, collecting tidbits of gossip, and adding some of his own.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • The criminal court for Washington County is now in session, the Honorable Leonard P. Green presiding.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • There’ll be a presiding justice and a board of officers acting as the jury.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • Six-Fingers, the chairman of the new Neighborhood Dictatorship Group, presided over them, wearing a red armband and an expression of importance.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • A thousand frozen stars preside over the quad.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Not one of them knew my name, but all of them had prior knowledge that a white teacher would preside over them for the year.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • With my eyes on income-and-outlay, the shop was doing better and soon we were able to hire a saleslady to preside over the front room while Father and I worked in back.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Seven slash marks indicated his years of service—more than any presiding officer, including Reyna.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I hadn’t realized just how valuable a horse Losgann was, and mentally thanked whatever benign spirits presided over such events that nothing had gone wrong.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "I have a meeting later back in town, but I thought I’d look over the crime scene, introduce myself to the presiding on-site."
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • A meal presided over by just Effie and Haymitch is bound to be a disaster.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • If it was up to me, I would elope to Vegas and have a fifty-dollar pirate-themed wedding with Elvis presiding.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • But to begin with, he’s an old man and he’s been presiding over courts of law for years.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Mrs. Ralston Holcombe presided over the tea table.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • A couple of weeks later, I began preparing to preside over a funeral at church.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • In future all questions relating to the working of the farm would be settled by a special committee of pigs, presided over by himself.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Danglars was engaged at that moment, presiding over a railroad committee.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Timur goes on about the paperwork Farooq will file, the judge he is hoping will preside over the proceedings, a second cousin of Farooq’s wife.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • So between the ceremonies and events and the reporters documenting my every move as I presided and thanked and kissed Peeta for the audience, I had no privacy at all.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • My grandmother still lives in the same home in the Bronx, presiding as ever as the family matriarch.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • As mayor almost his only duty was to preside at banquets, given on the Shire-holidays, which occurred at frequent intervals.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • "Do you take tea, or coffee, Mr. Gargery?" asked Herbert, who always presided of a morning.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • She had her first taste of presiding over it the day it was complete and finished.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • David’s uncle, Halina Wind’s brother, Rabbi Leon Wind, presided over the ceremony, and spoke eloquently, with reverence and power.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Despite his sense of humor and his often wry look at higher authority, he was a very fine SEAL commander, and hie presided over one of the best fighting platoons in the entire U.S. Navy.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The husband had presided at the abduction of his wife.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Reverend Howard Thomas was the presiding elder over a district in Arkansas, that included Stamps.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • At the entrance to Mudhole was a tiny wooden church presided over by the Reverend "Little" Richard.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The Reverend forbade us to observe any ritual over which he was not asked to preside, but twice, at night, I slipped out to spy on the funerals.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Horst presided at the head of the table.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The two best men, Antinoos and Eurymakhos, presided.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Now, is it suitable that Count Kutuzov, the oldest general in Russia, should preside at that tribunal?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • 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.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Down by the depot, the postmistress, a gaunt woman who wears a rawhide jacket and denims and cowboy boots, presides over a falling-apart post office.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Hannah Brown will preside, and all are invited to attend.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • When Carlo recovered, the bishop arranged for him to live in a small monastery attached to the cathedral over which the bishop presided.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • To the right there is a door from the saloon, with a few loafers in the doorway, and in the corner beyond it a bar, with a presiding genius clad in soiled white, with waxed black mustaches and a carefully oiled curl plastered against one side of his forehead.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I once presided over an involuntary emergency admission at the state mental hospital for a woman who thought she was Emeril.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
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