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select from someone or something

to make a choice from a group of people or things. You will have to select from the people we have asked to interview with you today. They told me that I had to select from what you have in stock.
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select someone from something

to choose someone from a group of people. You will have to select a new secretary from the available pool of workers. I selected Ted from the applicants I had at the time.
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select someone or something as something

to choose someone or something to be something. The voters selected Alice as the county treasurer. We selected Acme as our main distributor.
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select someone or something for someone or something

to choose someone or something for the benefit of someone or something. You need a helper, so I will select someone for you. Jane selected a car for her husband.
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Before going to Sri Lanka and throughout the meeting I consulted the selectors and informed them and took their view point.
Sainsbury's BWS category manager, Justin James, claimed the new layout would fulfill the same service as Asda's selectors by appealing to shoppers with varying knowledge of wine.
Current chairman of selectors David Graveney, who captained Durham and has held the post for more than 10 years, will therefore have to apply if he wants to try to keep his job.
It is proposed that the national selector would travel with the England team at all times, therefore ending the current policy of captain and coach selecting the final XI on tour.
Invented in 1979, Selector has produced a series of offspring in the ensuing decade.
That would be your selector valve,'' Juarez said with a smile.
The StreamOne Software License Selector significantly surpasses contemporary software license tools in breadth and ease-of-use.
The Deka Batteries Lift Truck Selector Guide is integrated onto a highly-advanced platform that is built to accommodate any screen size -- making it easier to search and read on tablets and mobile devices.
Chief selector, however said, team will be named on January 7 after a series of discussions among the selection committee.
Karachi, May 2 ( ANI ): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has revealed his reasons for giving the dual responsibility of chief selector and team manager of Pakistan to former captain Moin Khan.
1(4), the Directors of BlackRock Hedge Selector Limited confirm that they are satisfied that all inside information, which the Directors and BlackRock Hedge Selector Limited have leading up to the announcement of the Half Yearly Results for the period ended 30 June 2012, has been notified to a Regulated Information Service.
Abu Dhabi Mohsin Khan, who as interim coach of the Pakistan cricket team, has won both the Test and One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka, said he prefers the role of coach to that of being a selector.
The PCB Chief Selector Muhammad Ilyas announced the team at the Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore.