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Synonyms for chair

the position of professor

the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization

an instrument of execution by electrocution

a particular seat in an orchestra

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act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university

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preside over

References in classic literature ?
If I can't, I shall fall into a chair and be graceful.
Young Andrews swung his swivel chair so that, over his shoulder, he could see Mr.
There is the little domestic scenery of the well-known apartment; the chairs, with each its separate individuality; the centre-table, sustaining a work-basket, a volume or two, and an extinguished lamp; the sofa; the book-case; the picture on the wall -- all these details, so completely seen, are so spiritualised by the unusual light, that they seem to lose their actual substance, and become things of intellect.
There was no time during the festivities which ensued when there were not groups of onlookers in the doorways and the corners; and if any one of these onlookers came sufficiently close, or looked sufficiently hungry, a chair was offered him, and he was invited to the feast.
And the poor creature threw herself into a chair, and sobbed convulsively.
There was only one sofa; it was against the wall; there was only one chair where a body could get at it--I had been revolving around it like a planet, and colliding with it like a comet half the night.
And pray, Grandfather, tell us a story about this strange-looking old chair.
She took from the top of the harmonium the large Bible and the prayer-book from which the Vicar was accustomed to read prayers, and put them on Philip's chair.
Mulcachy tapped the chair sharply with the butt of the whip to draw the animal's attention to it, then flicked the whip-lash sharply on his nose.
People commended unto Zarathustra a wise man, as one who could discourse well about sleep and virtue: greatly was he honoured and rewarded for it, and all the youths sat before his chair.
No use; nothing but queer chairs danced before his eyes, kicking up their legs, jumping over each other's backs, and playing all kinds of antics.
I am going out in my chair this afternoon," said Colin.
HUNCA MUNCA up in her chair, and chopped at the ham with another lead knife.
He has one arm over the back of the chair, and he seems to be looking down at his clasped hands.
The mess rose joyously as he thrust forward the hilt of his sabre in token of fealty for the colonel of the White Hussars to touch, and dropped into a vacant chair amid shouts of: "Rung ho, Hira Singh