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preside
used in The Picture of Dorian Gray - 20 chapter version

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Definition
to be in charge; or to head; or to be the chairperson — especially of a formal meeting or ceremony
  • There was a dreadful orchestra, presided over by a young Hebrew who sat at a cracked piano, that nearly drove me away, but at last the drop-scene was drawn up, and the play began.
    Chapter 4 (38% in)
  • It was tea-time, and the mellow light of the huge lace-covered lamp that stood on the table lit up the delicate china and hammered silver of the service at which the Duchess was presiding.
    Chapter 17 (4% in)

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