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used in Atlas Shrugged

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to be in charge; or to head; or to be the chairperson — especially of a formal meeting or ceremony
  • Oh, we had a perfect case all right, but the man who presided at the trial was Judge Narragansett, one of those old-fashioned monks of the bench who thinks like a mathematician and never feels the human side of anything.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (59% in)
  • Oh, I see nothing wrong-except that last New Year's Eve I was in El Paso, Texas, presiding at the opening of the San Sebastian Line of Taggart Transcontinental, as you should remember, even if you didn't choose to be present on the occasion.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (89% in)
  • The judge's bench had been removed from the old Philadelphia courtroom for this occasion, and replaced by a table on a wooden platform; it gave the room an atmosphere suggesting the kind of meeting where a presiding body puts something over on a mentally retarded membership.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (45% in)

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