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accused of betting on games at which he officiated
  act in an official capacity — such as when enforcing rules at a sports event or presiding over a wedding ceremony
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  • accused of betting on games at which he officiated
  • Who officiated at your wedding?
  • Major Robinson, who ran the prison, would officiate at the tournaments.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • As was customary, a representative from one of the other five Earthen countries had been selected to officiate the coronation in order to show that the other countries would honor and respect the new sovereign’s right to govern.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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  • The officiating noncommissioned officers ordered everybody out, down, made them form lines.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The clerk who had rescued Petya was talking to a functionary about the priests who were officiating that day with the bishop.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Only this morning I officiated at early celebration——
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • When they got the print back, someone wrote one word on it: Home! Four weeks later, in a wedding ceremony officiated by Reverend Phillips at Cecy’s parents’ house, the hero finally got the girl.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • We had to walk two miles to Brocklebridge Church, where our patron officiated.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Mr. Power again officiated.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners

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  • Father Kleinsorge was in the hospital in Tokyo, so Father Cieslik officiated.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS smile, as his palace, he said to his sister, "I have just officiated pontifically."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • No wonder, then, that they made a straight wake for the whale’s mouth—the bar—when the wrinkled little old Jonah, there officiating, soon poured them out brimmers all round.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Mr. Weston directed the whole, officiating safely between Hartfield and the Vicarage, and every body was in good time.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • The voice of the officiant had just made itself heard.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • It was not necessary to explain everywhere that I had come into a handsome property; but whenever I said anything to that effect, it followed that the officiating tradesman ceased to have his attention diverted through the window by the High Street, and concentrated his mind upon me.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • She became an indispensable personage in the household, officiating in all capacities, from cook and wet nurse to seamstress.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • But I have known them before this to be named by a grateful mother for the doctor who officiated.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • She couldn’t find her teeth and refused to officiate without them.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • From the Palace of the Tuileries, through Monseigneur and the whole Court, through the Chambers, the Tribunals of Justice, and all society (except the scarecrows), the Fancy Ball descended to the Common Executioner: who, in pursuance of the charm, was required to officiate "frizzled, powdered, in a gold-laced coat, pumps, and white silk stockings."
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Meanwhile the officiating clergy had got into their vestments, and the priest and deacon came out to the lectern, which stood in the forepart of the church.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Father Nicanor Reyna-whom Don Apolinar Moscote had brought from the swamp to officiate at the wedding—was an old man hardened by the ingratitude of his ministry.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • There was nobody in the church besides the officiating persons and the small marriage party and their attendants.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • A pair of slipshod feet shuffled, hastily, across the bare floor of the room, as this interrogatory was put; and there issued, from a door on the right hand; first, a feeble candle: and next, the form of the same individual who has been heretofore described as labouring under the infirmity of speaking through his nose, and officiating as waiter at the public-house on Saffron Hill.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The principal gentleman who officiated behind the counter, took a good deal of notice of me; and often got me, I recollect, to decline a Latin noun or adjective, or to conjugate a Latin verb, in his ear, while he transacted my business.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He read books, slowly, mouthing words, holding them reverently like an altar boy the missal for the officiating priest.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Mrs. Penniman’s real hope was that the girl would make a secret marriage, at which she should officiate as brideswoman or duenna.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • The officiating curate, who had not yet doffed his surplice, perceived the new-comer, and followed him to the communion-space.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • When Jane thanked Harvey for officiating, he shook his head.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • Ordinarily Putin would have officiated, reading some Pravda editorials, followed by selected quotations from the works of Lenin and a discussion of the lessons to be learned from the readings.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • In my tradition, an uncircumcised male cannot be heir to his father’s wealth, cannot marry or officiate in tribal rituals.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The King was now approaching fast towards his end; and fearing lest Norfolk should escape him, he sent a message to the Commons, by which he desired them to hasten the Bill, on pretence that Norfolk enjoyed the dignity of Earl Marshal, and it was necessary to appoint another, who might officiate at the ensuing ceremony of installing his son Prince of Wales.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • There was something funereal in the whole affair, and Mr. Casaubon seemed to be the officiating clergyman, about whom it would be indecent to make remarks.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Father Walter and I would alternate officiating at Mass or hearing confession; sometimes we’d be asked to drop in and teach a class at the parochial school one town over.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • She was married forever after at the main altar of the Cathedral, with a Mass at which three bishops officiated, at eleven o’clock in the morning on the day of the Holy Trinity, and without a single charitable thought for Florentino Ariza, who at that hour was delirious with fever, dying because of her, lying without shelter on a boat that was not to carry him to forgetting.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • …and compute Their magnitudes; this Earth, a spot, a grain, An atom, with the firmament compared And all her numbered stars, that seem to roll Spaces incomprehensible, (for such Their distance argues, and their swift return Diurnal,) merely to officiate light Round this opacous Earth, this punctual spot, One day and night; in all her vast survey Useless besides; reasoning I oft admire, How Nature wise and frugal could commit Such disproportions, with superfluous hand So many nobler…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Ralph Touchett subsequently learned that she had at one time officiated as art critic to a journal of the other world; but she appeared, in spite of this fact, to carry in her pocket none of the small change of admiration.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • When the wife of a poor curate contrives, under all her disadvantages, to dress extremely well, and to have a style of coiffure which requires that her nurse shall occasionally officiate as lady’s-maid; when, moreover, her dinner-parties and her drawing-room show that effort at elegance and completeness of appointment to which ordinary women might imagine a large income necessary, it would be unreasonable to expect of her that she should employ a second nurse, or even act as a nurse…
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • …forth, wine in hand, going on about her grandfather, who’d been the mayor of a small town; Sabina had never known him; all he’d left behind was this bowler hat and a picture showing a raised platform with several small-town dignitaries on it; one of them was Grandfather; it wasn’t at all clear what they were doing up there on the platform; maybe they were officiating at some ceremony, unveiling a monument to a fellow dignitary who had also once worn a bowler hat at public ceremonies.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • We’ve probably conducted a dozen weddings at our house, with Alan officiating most of them.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • High Mass was at eleven the next morning, the parish priest officiating and the Bishop in the Episcopal chair.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • I actually stiff-armed him all the way out of bounds, and the officiating crew called it a personal foul on him.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • In fact, I’m officiating at some immensely important ritual sacrifice, on which depends the fate of the crops or of a military expedition.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • The man had his back to him, but he had no difficulty recognizing the Jesuit priest who had helped officiate at the funeral mass of old Pedro Garcia.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Adam and Seth were coming next, with their mother between them; for Joshua Rann officiated as head sexton as well as clerk, and was not yet ready to follow the rector into the vestry.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Pastor Peter Whitney officiated, taking his text from I Chronicles: "He died in good old age, full of days …. and honor."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • She was a theosophist, but she was also an expert on the ritual of the Orthodox Church, and even when she was toute transports, in a state of utter ecstasy, could not refrain from prompting the officiating clergy.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Ralph Touchett subsequently learned that she had at one time officiated as art critic to a journal of the other world; but she appeared, in spite of this fact, to carry in her pocket none of the small change of admiration.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • After first-aid and a thorough medical examination by Dr. Jefferson Reginald Alfonso Spaugh, the popular GIN-ecologist, the guests adjourned to the Ball Room where dance music was provided by Zeke Buckner’s Upper Hominy Stringed Quartette, Mr. Buckner himself officiating at the trap drum and tambourine.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • When an itinerant priest of the persuasion of the Methodists, Baptists, Universalists, or of the more numerous sect of the Presbyterians, was accidentally in the neighborhood, he was ordinarily invited to officiate, and was commonly rewarded for his services by a collection in a hat, before the congregation separated.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
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