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used in The Fountainhead

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to be in charge; or to head; or to be the chairperson — especially of a formal meeting or ceremony
  • Mrs. Ralston Holcombe presided over the tea table.
    1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (13% in)
  • He presided as judge at a beauty contest in Atlantic City, the winner to be awarded a screen test by Cosmo-Slotnick.
    1.15 — Part 1 Chapter 15 (33% in)
  • The meals were served with the gracious severity the old woman had learned in the days when Dominique's mother lived and presided over the guests in that great dining room.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (27% in)
  • No one's to know what it's like until you come back and preside at the unveiling in person.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (85% in)
  • There was a special room for the purpose—a room with a view of the distant city skyline—where the children were given materials and encouraged to create freely, under the guidance of Catherine who stood watch over them like an angel presiding at a birth.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (79% in)
  • She met him as a gracious hostess, indifferent and smiling, not a person but an exquisite fixture of Wynand's home, she presided at the dinner table, she left them in the study afterward.
    4.5 — Part 4 Chapter 5 (81% in)

There are no more uses of "preside" in The Fountainhead.

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