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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEAD

And the only one she never forgets is, 'When in doubt, lead your highest check.'

We can only crawl along, having to walk and lead the horses, or at least drag them.

Passively, he let Harry take him by the arm, and lead him on.

Surely those are not the steps that lead down toward the bath?

It was incumbent upon Mr. Gladstone to lead the opposition to this motion.

The quartette started for the station with Patience and Emma in the lead.

And the world's greatest democracy will lead a whole world of democracies.

And we are confident in principles that unite and lead us onward.

Clearly, America must continue to lead the world we did so much to make.

If our country does not lead the cause of freedom, it will not be led.

WORD ORIGIN

"to guide," Old English lædan "cause to go with one, lead, guide, conduct, carry; sprout forth; bring forth, pass (one's life)," causative of liðan "to travel," from West Germanic *laidjan (cf. Old Saxon lithan, Old Norse liða "to go," Old High German ga-lidan "to travel," Gothic ga-leiþan "to go"), from PIE *leit- "to go forth."

Meaning "to be in first place" is from late 14c. Sense in card playing is from 1670s. Related: Led; leading. Lead-off "commencement, beginning" attested from 1879; lead-in "introduction, opening" is from 1928.

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