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usher someone or something into some place

 and usher someone or something in
to escort or lead a person, a group, or something into a place. The guard ushered the group into the palace. They ushered in the visitors.
See also: place, usher

usher someone or something out of some place

 and usher someone or something out
to escort or lead someone or a group out of a place. We ushered them from the room. The woman ushered out the guest.
See also: of, out, place, usher

usher someone to something

to escort or lead someone to something, such as a seat, the door, etc. The well-dressed gentleman ushered the bride to the altar. Her father ushered her to the altar.
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welcome someone into something

 and welcome someone in
to greet one as one is ushered into something or some place. The Franklins welcomed us into their home. Please welcome in our new members.
See also: welcome

usher in something

also usher something in
to signal the beginning of something We will usher in the new year with champagne and dancing. Another powerful storm system ushered in wind and rain, causing great damage here.
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usher somebody in

to show that someone is welcome He opened the door wide and with a welcoming arm, ushered them in.
Usage notes: also used in the form usher someone into something ( to welcome someone to the start of something): Graduation ceremonies are designed to usher the new graduates into adult life.
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usher in

1. To lead, escort, or conduct someone or something in: The butler ushered in the guests. I ushered the bride's mother in.
2. To precede and introduce something; inaugurate something: The armistice ushered in a new era of peace. We ushered in the new year with a celebration.
See also: usher

usher out

1. To lead, escort, or conduct someone or something out: Bodyguards ushered the politician out of the room. The police ushered out the protesters from the ballpark. The protesters were ushered out of the meeting room.
2. To follow or supersede someone or something: The ability to record sound on film ushered out the era of silent movies. The partygoers ushered the old year out with a champagne toast.
See also: out, usher
References in classic literature ?
cried Greywood Usher, wringing one lean hand in impatience against a shade of irony in the other's face.
Under the pink slip Mr Usher found a strip of a later paper, headed, "Astounding Escape of Millionaire's Daughter with Convict.
Mr Greenwood Usher lifted his eyes, but Father Brown was gone.
It took 24 ushers spread out over two shifts for the worshippers who flocked to six services, including two in the parish hall.
Before he lost his battle with lung cancer last January, Waring had won the hearts of theater patrons and colleagues as one of the most dedicated theater ushers the city would know.
Yes, movie ushers are an endangered species: Their natural habitat, the big-screen movie palace, has been replaced by shoe box-sized foo-foo multiplexes where you have a better chance of finding a double latte and a free-range poppy seed muffin than a fresh-faced flashlight-wielding youth to protect you from the rude people who always manage to sit RIGHT BEHIND ME.
And if you choose not to trouble the ushers for a late-night snack, you do get to rummage in the private fridge of the leader of the free world.
Hanover's dedicated volunteer ushers have gone above and beyond and learned a cheerful new ditty called "Hanover Tonight.
Court ushers play an important role in ensuring the day-to-day formalities of court life run smoothly.
While much attention has lately been focused on the increasing role of the laity in the church--from parish councils to extraordiry ministers of the Eucharist--allow me to put in a word for one of the most neglected of ministries: the ushers.
Volunteer openings include box office staff, ushers, concession sales staff and stage crew for the chorale's 2001-02 season concerts, which will take place Dec.
Is the relation of these pigeons to the ushers anything like that of the Loughton Ram - the literal ram who stands sheepishly in the road in Cremaster 4 - to the Loughton Candidate, with his embryonic horns?
Directed by Rich Lee, the film features two Ushers facing off against each other, as "down-to-earth" Usher seeks revenge against "celebrity" Usher after fame causes the demise of his romantic relationship.
they had no indication that the Lakers and almost 18,000 of their fans were on the premises earlier that afternoon, except maybe for the tired looks on the faces of the ushers, most of whom had to work both games on Easter with no overtime.