toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

preside
used in Howards End

3 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to be in charge; or to head; or to be the chairperson — especially of a formal meeting or ceremony
  • The men presided over everything with unfailing good-humour.
    Chapter 25 (42% in)
  • Frome was forced inward towards Dorchester, Stour against Wimborne, Avon towards Salisbury, and over the immense displacement the sun presided, leading it to triumph ere he sank to rest.
    Chapter 19 (96% in)
  • Her brother gave her away, her aunt, who was out of health, presided over a few colourless refreshments.
    Chapter 31 (22% in)

There are no more uses of "preside" in Howards End.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®