from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to show the way by going in front; to act as guide.
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An inate sense of manfulness told me to lead the way -- that she, my sweet mistress, had shown me the roses and it was now my place to pluck them.
Brittany, was one of the first magistrates to lead the way for the abolition of the Jesuits in France by his comptes-rendus of the constitutions of the Jesuits, read to the Parliament in Dec.,
Taiowa sent Spider Grandmother back to lead the way into the Third World.
Er’ril squeezed Krai’s shoulder a final time, then turned around to lead the way up to the Pass of Spirits.
“Indeed,” Walsingham agrees, and turns to lead the way back to where we must hope that the wherryman, well bribed, awaits.