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preside
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
to be in charge; or to head; or to be the chairperson — especially of a formal meeting or ceremony
  • Over all rituals, over all services—over every rite of passage— Owen Meany would preside.
    p. 186.4
  • In the snow, the clock tower of Upper Canada College appears to preside over a preparatory school in a small New England town; when it's not snowing, the cars and buses on the surrounding roads are more numerous, the sounds of traffic are less muted, and the presence of downtown Toronto seems closer.
    p. 91.2

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