in the lead

Definitions

  • A Dormitory in the "Six Poor Travellers" and Gallery Leading to the Dormitories
    A Dormitory in the "Six Poor Travellers" and Gallery Leading to the Dormitories
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj in the lead having the leading position or higher score in a contest "he is ahead by a pawn","the leading team in the pennant race"
    • adv in the lead leading or ahead in a competition "the horse was three lengths ahead going into the home stretch","ahead by two pawns","our candidate is in the lead in the polls","way out front in the race","the advertising campaign put them out front in sales"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A few examples of lead-glazed earthenware made in England during the 17th century. All were unearthed at Jamestown A few examples of lead-glazed earthenware made in England during the 17th century. All were unearthed at Jamestown
IN A SALVAGE VESSEL: OVERHAULING THE INSULATION OF THE POWER LEADS IN A SALVAGE VESSEL: OVERHAULING THE INSULATION OF THE POWER LEADS

Quotations

  • David Letterman
    David Letterman
    “New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “It is only in misery that we recognize the hand of God leading good men to good.”
  • Carl Rogers
    Carl Rogers
    “The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.”
  • John Keats
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    “Failure is in a sense the highway to success, as each discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true.”
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    “Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.”
  • Albert Camus
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    “We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.”

Usage

In literature:

When a player is anxious to place his partner in the lead, the signal may be of the greatest possible value.
"Auction of To-day" by Milton C. Work
The first rays of light, that serve to dispel the darkness of prevailing night, may be briefly summarized in the following leading events.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
As they reached a certain place Sid, who was in the lead, suddenly turned aside.
"Fred Fenton on the Track" by Allen Chapman
In the selection of leading wares individuals could not experiment for their own risk.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Thus, the highest life which man can lead must consist in his changing himself into Osiris.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
It stands in the main street, opposite the park gate leading to the Casino.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Metallic lead is used largely in the manufacture of water-pipes, and for this purpose it must be very nearly pure.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
In a corner of the room was a flight of steps, built in the thickness of the wall, leading to the story above.
"Rollo in Scotland" by Jacob Abbott
Continue this operation and a hole will very soon appear in the lead.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
In the work of the reading course the pupil should take the lead, being guided by the teacher.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
The U.S. Marine Corps takes the lead in Anbar province.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
In the spring of 1840 we moved to a farm some two miles south of La Grange, on the road leading from that place to Ballardsville.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
We tell it as if no lead preceded it and repeat in greater detail the incidents briefly outlined in the lead.
"Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence" by Grant Milnor Hyde
The man who heaves the hand-lead in the channels.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Again, such a habit naturally leads to self-searching and comparison of the actual life with the example and pattern shown in the Word.
"George Muller of Bristol" by Arthur T. Pierson
Lead my feet in the right way.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
If executed in double time, the leading squad marches in double time until halted.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
They were off like a pack of bloodhounds, with the old millman in the lead.
"The Plunderer" by Roy Norton
That the way of emancipation lies in leading the holy life and following the rules laid down, which will be explained later on.
"The Buddhist Catechism" by Henry S. Olcott
In Victor Hugo's "Notre Dame de Paris," the cathedral is the leading factor of the story.
"Materials and Methods of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
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In poetry:

Renew'd, the earth a robe of light,
A robe of beauty wears;
And in new heavens a brighter sun
Leads on the promised years.
"Hymn VII. Messiah! at thy glad approach" by John Logan
We bless the Prophet of the Lord
That comes with truth and grace;
Jesus, thy Spirit and thy word
Shall lead us in thy ways.
"Hymn 132" by Isaac Watts
Oh, lead me where the lily blows!
I would wear it in my life,
Weary of world-soil and strife,
Lead me where the lily blows.
"Lead Me Where The Lily Blows" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
Lead me where the lily blows,
I would wear it in my life,
Weary of world-soil and strife,
Oh, lead me where the lily blows!
"Lead Me Where The Lily Blows" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
But now I am a man become,
And you a woman grave and sweet;
And I no longer lead you home,
Or in the brook bathe your pink feet.
"Maid And Boy" by John Albee
They put him in lead when he was dead
And shrouded up so neat,
And they the leaden coffin weigh
Lest the Plumber should be a cheat.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey

In news:

The Warriors' lead was cut to five points in the fourth, but they responded by scoring eight straight points, building the lead to 96-83 with just under 2½ minutes left.
Polls have closed in the battleground state of Virginia, and the race is tight: Mitt Romney leads among men 53 percent to 45 percent in the early CBS News exit poll , while President Obama leads among women 53 percent to 46 percent.
Formula 1 is in the US for the first time in five years this weekend, and it's already leading to the product tie-ins.
With all counties in Washington state now reporting initial vote tallies, Sheryl McCloud of Bainbridge Island remains in the lead for the Justice Position 9 on the Washington State Supreme Court.
Useful Social Media, the leading business intelligence company on corporate social media use, today announced the leading brands who will join their flagship Summit in June 2013.
Every year Santa arrives at the Alta Sierra Country Club to ride in the lead golf car t for the parade.
Cleveland is in the lead when it comes to creating the commute of the future.
The Panthers took a 15-8 lead at the half, and added to their lead in the 3rd quarter.
Thomas DeCoud picked off Brees on a deep ball in the end zone on the Saints' first drive, and Sean Weatherspoon intercepted a poorly thrown ball in the second quarter that resulted in a Bryant field goal and a 17-0 Falcons lead.
In the second half, Barca keeper Victor Valdes had to pull off two spectacular saves to keep his team in the lead.
I remember what it was like to come down the stretch in the lead, but then I look at my kids and know that I am happy where I am in my life Annika Sorenstam.
I remember what it was like to come down the stretch in the lead, but then I look at my kids and know that I am happy where I am in my life.
Dixon, who has led in six of seven races this season, took over the lead from Alex Tagliani, who opened the race in the first position, in Lap 22.
I'm not shocked that this poll shows Baldwin back in the lead.
Defending world champion Tuf Cooper took the lead in the tie-down roping season standings Friday night in the National Finals Rodeo, tying for second in the second round.
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In science:

We are interested in the leading (in z ≫ √N ) term of Eq. (22).
Tails of probability density for sums of random independent variables
Thus after averaging we see that such model looks like multicomponent plasma, with a particular interacting charge for each set of color partons, with different types of partons not interacting in the leading order.
Space-Time Evolution of the Oscillator, Rapidly moving in a random media
The exact result will be given in Appendix B. A striking feature appears in the leading terms under the condition 1 ≪ n12 ≪ NS .
Theory of spin-2 Bose-Einstein condensates: spin-correlations, magnetic response, and excitation spectra
In addition, it can be made compatible with large Nc counting rules, and calculations in the leading order approximation have been undertaken in the past.
Pion Structure at High and Low Energies in Chiral Quark Models
The calculation of the second order terms was completed in , the leading logarithmic contributions were found in , while nextto-leading logarithmic terms in .
Simple Atoms, Quantum Electrodynamics and Fundamental Constants
Finally, and maybe most importantly, we calculate the spin dynamics induced by vortex fluctuations inside the superconducting state, in the leading approximation.
Theory of spin response in underdoped cuprates as strongly fluctuating d-wave superconductors
One can calculate the number of triangles hT i in the leading-power approximation.
Perturbing General Uncorrelated Networks
The µn−1µ1 is put in the leading position as it will be larger than the other products of moments for a reasonable rate of increase.
Measure convolution semigroups and non-infinitely divisible probability distributions
The electronic scattering state ψ with the Fermi energy E is normalized to unit flux in the lead σ ∈ (l, r) at far asymptotic distances χ = ±∞ from the quantum dot placed at a fixed coordinate x.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
U g ≃ Ug , W [Φ] ≃ W [Φ], R(x|J ) ≃ Φ(x|J ) + √hR(1) (x|J ) Let us write them in the leading order of the semiclassical expansion.
An Axiomatic Approach to Semiclassical Field Perturbation Theory
In muonic atoms the correction is of order of 0.1/A and in positronium the effect reduces the result in the leading order by a factor of two.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
In the leading non-relativistic approximation (see Table 1) the related nuclear-spin-independent contribution to the energy is proportional to Z 4 and a squared value of the nuclear charge radius which also increases with Z .
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
We remind, that, similarly, the leading term for the HFS interval for an ns state in Eq. (26) is also proportional to squared wave function at the origin |Ψnl (r = 0)|2 and thus a fractional value of the nuclear contribution is kept n independent in the leading approximation.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
For zero spacings there are no arithmetic corrections in the leading order terms.
Modeling families of L-functions
One further Galactic halo PN is also found to be a Sgr member, located in the leading tidal arm.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
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