serve as

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The same advantages may be drawn from these chapters, in which the critic will be always sure of meeting with something that may serve as a whetstone to his noble spirit; so that he may fall with a more hungry appetite for censure on the history itself.
Now the Sheriff did not yet know what a force Robin had about him in Sherwood, but thought that he might serve a warrant for his arrest as he could upon any other man that had broken the laws; therefore he offered fourscore golden angels to anyone who would serve this warrant.
I will serve on board your vessels, because you do me the honor to take me with you; but I shall there serve a more powerful master than the king: I shall serve God
Students contemplating a career in teaching serve as tutors and instructional aides in urban classrooms (Hamm et al, 1998).
He has a diverse tapestry of experience that will serve as a valuable resource.
He first served as Chapter Commander from 1990-91 and went on to serve as Commander four times.
State agencies might consider adopting the attitude that a client's "first job" may provide meaningful work experience and serve as a first step toward achieving maximum potential.
Bower will continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer of PCG Capital Partners, an indirect affiliate of PCG AM engaged in direct investing and co-investing, and will serve as Managing Member of PCG Holdings, LLC.
Shahzad Bashir - In his new role, he will serve as vice president of Huron's Legal Operational Consulting practice, which provides guidance and business services with the challenges that confront today's legal organizations.
Callahan will serve as chairman of Affirmative Insurance Holdings' Executive Committee as well as serve on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Krell, who has served as ISE's President and Chief Executive Officer since 1997, was reelected to serve as CEO Director for another one-year term.