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used in Arrowsmith

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to be in charge; or to head; or to be the chairperson — especially of a formal meeting or ceremony
  • With booming decorum he presided at class meetings (indignant meetings to denounce the proposal to let the "aggies" use the North Side Tennis Courts), but in private life he was less decorous.
    Chapter 3 (15% in)
  • With all his Weeks, Pickerbaugh had time to preside over the Program Committee of the State Convention of Health Officers and Agencies.
    Chapter 21 (15% in)
  • We'll have scores of physicians in hospitals helping us and confirming our results and widening our efforts...... We might have a weekly council of all these doctors and assistants, with you and me jointly presiding...... If men like Koch and Pasteur had only had such a system, how much more SCOPE their work might have had!
    Chapter 29 (20% in)

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