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PRESIDENT. An officer of a company who is to direct the manner in which business is to be transacted. From the decision of the president there is an appeal to the body over which he presides.

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President and Gentlemen of the Board of Directors and Citizens.
He it was who married Mary Condon, President of the International Glove Workers' Union No.
As the President finished reading the paper (which I beg leave to assure my readers is a bona fide copy of one written by bona fide girls once upon a time), a round of applause followed, and then Mr.
The President rang his bell to silence those cries, and asked the prisoner whether it was not true that he had lived many years in England?
It will be the office of the President to NOMINATE, and, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to APPOINT.
The immediate election of the President is to be made by the States in their political characters.
After I had concluded my defence, the President, perhaps perceiving that some of the junior Circles had been moved by my evident earnestness, asked me two questions: --
When they were seated in the carriage the president reminded the general of his promise to allow his eyes to be bandaged, to which he made no opposition.
The Senate shall choose their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice-President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.
A bailiff banded the dead leaf to the crocodile, who made a doleful shake of the head, and passed it on to the president, who gave it to the procurator of the king in the ecclesiastical court, and thus it made the circuit of the hail.
To have pleased you, to have interested you, to have won your friendship, and perhaps your love, through my stories, is to my mind as great an achievement as to become President of the United States.
You will write to the President of the Horticultural Society, and I am sure he will come.

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