head of affairs

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Lynde wanted to know what else you could expect with a Tory superintendent of education at the head of affairs, and Matthew, noting Anne's paleness and indifference and the lagging steps that bore her home from the post office every afternoon, began seriously to wonder if he hadn't better vote Grit at the next election.
The ground he had lost in the favor of his people was completely regained, and he found himself even placed at the head of affairs.
Fouquet will not keep long at the head of affairs, he will soon get old.
Sent to the head of affairs by Andrea Atzeni, the pair opened up a commanding advantage in the straight and never looked like being challenged.
Tizzard's jockey-son, Joe, was able to dictate his own pace at the head of affairs on the 9-1 shot and had enough in the tank to hold Dynaste by four and a half lengths.
It was almost certainly an advantage to be at the head of affairs, however, so Justin Phillip and Johnny Velasquez are taken to exact revenge.
6 in running after travelling sweetly enough at the head of affairs.
Thomas, however, fired an opening 70 and then for 15 holes took 60 for a 132 aggregate and lay three strokes adrift of Kent's Alfie Plant at the head of affairs on 129.
Tom George's charge soon had his rivals in trouble but Hector's Choice was able to keep tabs on him and going to the third-last he went to the head of affairs.
Ridden by Denis O'Regan for the first time, the market leader jumped accurately at the head of affairs and shook off The Giant Bolster to score by a length and three-quarters.
The St Asaph all-rounder was at the head of affairs from the off in this, the fifth round of the National Trophy Series.
The Paul Nichollstrained inmate was an expected absentee and stablemate Woolcombe Folly is at the head of affairs after Philip Hobbs also took out Tingle Creek flop Wishfull Thinking, leading to a 4lb rise in the weights.