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preside
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
to be in charge; or to head; or to be the chairperson — especially of a formal meeting or ceremony
  • "Silence!" ejaculated a voice; not that of Miss Miller, but one of the upper teachers, a little and dark personage, smartly dressed, but of somewhat morose aspect, who installed herself at the top of one table, while a more buxom lady presided at the other.
    Chapter 5 (44% in)
  • What happy combination of the planets presided over her birth, I wonder?
    Chapter 31 (78% in)

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