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Carthoris and I presided in the centre of our sides of the table--midway of the third side Dejah Thoris' high-backed, carven chair stood vacant except for her gorgeous wedding trappings and jewels which were draped upon it.
They were particularly their generals in war, and presided over their sacrifices, excepting such only as belonged to the priests: they were also the supreme judges over the people; and in this case some of them took an oath, others did not; they did, the form of swearing was by their sceptre held out.
Then her eyelids drooped again; she thought that all was over, that they had executed her during her swoon, and that the misshapen spirit which had presided over her destiny, had laid hold of her and was bearing her away.
The American Ambassador, General Horace Porter, presided at the banquet.
Atkinson, presided, and an address of welcome was made by ex-Governor MacCorkle.
Not long after this the coloured people in Atlanta, Georgia, gave me a reception at which the Governor of the state presided, and a similar reception was given me in New Orleans, which was presided over by the Mayor of the city.
He might have taught a Sunday-school, presided over a girls' seminary, or been a president of a humane society.
Mamie, who was Spider's niece, was called the Queen of the Oyster Pirates, and, on occasion, presided at their revels.
The last session of the conference will be presided over by Dr.
In 2003, the then Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, had addressed the 16th convocation while the 17th convocation of the university was presided over by Vice- President Hamid Ansari.
BAGHDAD, April 29 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti delegation presided by Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah is taking part in the meetings of the Kuwaiti-Iraqi higher joint committee, with the host state's attending delegates presided by Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and are to tackle "sensitive dossiers" and a number of unresolved issues hindering improvement of relations between the two neighboring countries.
In this meeting presided over by Mian Nawaz Sharif after 12 years, he would also announce his party's newly evolved strategy in order to give a tough time to incumbents.