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Mr. Gladstone was hailed everywhere as the leader of the Liberal party.

The leader had gone with Joe Clune straight for the front car.

Such was the leader whom Mr. Gladstone had faithfully followed for many years.

On the way the leader explained his system briefly and clearly.

Not until he had secured such information did the leader move.

This from the leader, who in time came to be known as "Nimble Dick."

The death of the Genoese leader did indeed bring the resistance to an end.

In such directions, Aggie was the leader, an eager, joyous one always.

Your dwelling is in those parts, and so their thoughts turned to you as their leader.

Garson, however, was unconvinced, notwithstanding his deference to the judgment of his leader.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English lædere "one who leads," agent noun from lædan (see lead (v.)). As a title for the head of an authoritarian state, from 1918 (translating führer, Duce, caudillo, etc.). Meaning "writing or statement meant to begin a discussion or debate" is late 13c.; in modern use often short for leading article (1807) "opinion piece in a British newspaper" (leader in this sense attested from 1837).

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