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preside
used in Persuasion

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Definition
to be in charge; or to head; or to be the chairperson — especially of a formal meeting or ceremony
  • Thirteen years had seen her mistress of Kellynch Hall, presiding and directing with a self-possession and decision which could never have given the idea of her being younger than she was.
    Chapter 1 (49% in)
  • No, except when she thought of her mother, and remembered where she had been used to sit and preside, she had no sigh of that description to heave.
    Chapter 13 (65% in)
  • You are your mother's self in countenance and disposition; and if I might be allowed to fancy you such as she was, in situation and name, and home, presiding and blessing in the same spot, and only superior to her in being more highly valued!
    Chapter 17 (81% in)

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