Definitions of Presiding

  1. of Preside
  2. a. & amp; n. from Preside.
  3. Directing; controlling.

Usage examples for Presiding

  1. No object, no act, no detail, but had its own presiding genius. – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  2. Her friends crowded round the presiding officer. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  3. The first that was heard of McGillivray after he left Charleston, he was presiding at a grand national council of the Creeks at the town of Coweta on the Chattahoochee. – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris
  4. It appeared to be presiding over the arch way that led out into a dense natural garden behind the building. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  5. At one time after presiding at a mass meeting in Music Hall held to protest the persecution of Jewish people in Europe, he wrote his friend, Dr. J. Louis Ransohoff: " I realize how dreadfully you must feel, and I would like to tell you that no matter how badly you feel as a Jew, I feel worse as a Christian because in the beginning Jews were persecuted in the name of Christ." – Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati by Warren C. Herrick
  6. Finding her slow to answer, though her looks were certainly full of meaning, the presiding officer took another course for the object which he had in view. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  7. Cousin Nancy, aided by Mrs. Lennox, was the presiding genius of the feast, while Mr. Lennox, also, came to the front with jests and stories to relieve the solemnity of the past half hour. – Those Dale Girls by Frank Weston Carruth
  8. The Supreme Court of the United States has a district judge presiding over a court at Portland. – Two Years in Oregon by Wallis Nash
  9. " You will now prepare your votes for first lieutenant," said the presiding officer. – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  10. None of them are without their merit, though none enter into competition with this great universal presiding idea of the art. – Seven Discourses on Art by Joshua Reynolds
  11. Realizing what a cash attraction her beauty and charm could be made, he installed her as presiding genius of his gambling house, as a lure to draw youthful nobles to the place. – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  12. The presiding genius of the room was method- clear- headed, practical method. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  13. We are sensible that a very large proportion of the wealth and power of every empire must necessarily be thrown upon the presiding state. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  14. They soon returned, and the presiding judge announced that Anton Armbruster was not to be sworn. – Landolin by Berthold Auerbach
  15. He felt now that he was not in the least afraid of these people, even with the Presiding Elder thrown in. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  16. Those houses which are fortunate enough to possess a presiding genius in the gentle and attractive form of Woman are very differently ordered. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  17. Being called upon to deliver their judgment, the authorities presiding at the legal inquiry into the violation of the seals and the loss of the medicine- chest failed to agree in opinion, and thus brought the investigation to a most unsatisfactory end. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  18. I concluded the old gentleman was not expecting company until the Presiding Elder should come, and so concluded we had better go on. – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller
  19. Who is the presiding officer? – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  20. No one, may it please your honor, and you, gentlemen, now presiding over my fate, can be more conscious than myself, from the nature of the evidence given in this case, of the utter hopelessness of any defence which may be offered on my behalf. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms