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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRESIDENT

It does not matter whether we recognize a king or an emperor or a president as our ruler.

He was the only President to use the choice offered by the Constitution.

President Cleveland held an umbrella over his head as he took the oath.

President Harding had died while traveling in the western States.

In all legislative affairs it is the natural collaborator with the President.

No President, no government, can teach us to remember what is best in what we are.

A President may sense and proclaim that new spirit, but only a people can provide it.

When the Governor or President V-toes a bill, is he supposed to put his foot on it?

"The Queen" and "the President" were drunk with all the honors.

In the course of weeks they formed a band, with Miss Henderson for president.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "appointed governor of a province; chosen leader of a body of persons," from Old French president and directly from Latin praesidentum (nominative praesidens) "president, governor," noun use of present participle of praesidere "to act as head or chief" (see preside).

In Middle English of heads of religious houses, hospitals, colleges and universities. First use for "chief executive officer of a republic" is in U.S. Constitution (1787), from earlier American use for "officer in charge of the Continental Congress" (1774), a sense derived from that of "chosen head of a meeting or group of persons," which is from Middle English. It had been used of chief officers of banks from 1781, of individual colonies since 1608 (originally Virginia) and heads of colleges since mid-15c. Slang shortening prez is recorded from 1883. Fem. form presidentess is attested from 1763.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.