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Departments — notably, Los Angeles’ — have managed to climb back from riots and scandal with the help of a consent decree while presiding over a reduction in violence.

The presiding court in California’s Santa Clara County gave preliminary approval to the deal.

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Nor will Abe realize his dream of presiding over the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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In the case’s first court hearing Monday, the presiding judge said the decision wasn’t a “slam dunk” for either side.

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Not since Franklin Roosevelt in the second world war has a US president presided over the deaths of so many Americans from a single cause.

Recall how Clinton returned to Arkansas from the campaign trail to preside over the execution of a mentally disabled man.

The convention only gains legitimacy when Washington agrees to not only attend it, but preside over it.

Héctor's older brothers Arturo and Alfredo were men with the right temperament to preside over a multinational crime syndicate.

The men preside over three display cases, each with three shelves, seven comic books per shelf.

They are happy to preside over a system where unions are political organizations first and economic ones second.

The table cover and napkins must be of snowy damask, the glass clear as crystal, and taste must preside over each detail.

By the end of the last reign it had become unusual that the king should preside at cabinet meetings.

She could right well preside over such a battle of the Cloud-Titans, and conduct the lightnings softly, without explosions.

If I can't be here this afternoon, whom do you want to preside?

We will continue until Senator Cooper comes and then he will preside the rest of the afternoon.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preside, such as: administer, chair, govern, officiate, ordain, and oversee.

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