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usher

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishusherush‧er1 /ˈʌʃə $ -ər/ ●○○ verb [transitive always + adverb/preposition] 🔊 🔊 TAKE/BRINGto help someone to get from one place to another, especially by showing them the wayusher somebody into/to something 🔊 He ushered her into the room.usher somebody in 🔊 She stood back and ushered him in.see thesaurus at lead usher something ↔ in→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
usherSmiling, Smart ushered her to a waiting car outside.McLaren was then ushered in from an adjoining office.In other words, a technological breakthrough supposedly ushered in new symbolic meanings.But Friday will usher in the first manifestation of what 1997 will be: A Year of Disasters.Witnesses were told Hauptmann was the culprit, and then they were ushered in to view him.We removed our gear from our bikes and were ushered into their guest room.He put the key back in the lock and opened the door, and then ushered Patrick through before him.At the front door stood two smart young men, who ushered the guests into the house.The witches were ushered to the area in front of the thrones, and then Millie scurried away.
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usherusher2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 BOsomeone who shows people to their seats at a theatre, cinema, wedding etc2 British EnglishBO someone who works in a law court whose job is to guide people in and out of the courtrooms
Examples from the Corpus
usherI worked as an usher at the local cinema during the holidays.The five, organized by a Catholic pacifist group, Voices in the Wilderness, were hustled out by ushers.Once inside a gentlemanly usher gave our party good seats.The officer was saying something, but the usher was shaking his head firmly.Down comes the usher with his light.At Streb / Ringside, the ushers even gave out ear plugs.The usher handed us a songsheet and directed us to seats in the front row.The usher stopped dead in his tracks.
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Verb table
usher
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyusher
he, she, itushers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyushered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ushered
he, she, ithas ushered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ushered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill usher
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ushered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ushering
he, she, itis ushering
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you, we, theyare ushering
Past
I, he, she, itwas ushering
you, we, theywere ushering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ushering
he, she, ithas been ushering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ushering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ushering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ushering
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