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present (itself)

To suddenly arise or emerge, as of a situation or opportunity. When the opportunity for a great job like this presents itself, you have to apply. You just might get it! A: "Come on, Bill—the chance to make this kind of money doesn't present itself every day!" B: "Rob, you'd have to pay me to take part in this cockamamie scheme."
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present someone (to someone) (at something)

to introduce someone to someone at some event. They presented him to the queen at her birthday party. I will present you to the rest of the committee.
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There is an account of Parker presenting Burghley with a copy of his book in early 1573 in Collinson, 146-48.
The bias towards presenting anecdotal kind of reports and with undergraduate students is understandable in view of the fact that the typical undergraduate psychology course has a high content load (e.g., the standard psychopathology textbook is about 400 pages long, with double columns per page).
Use of literature also avoids the problem of presenting graduate students with a repetition of the largely textbook-bound learning experience of their undergraduate degree years.
Eighty-three percent of the students noted that their discussion of the presenting characteristics and potential rehabilitation outcomes was more spontaneous, and less bound by the need to remember technical phrases from the diagnostic manual.
The festival has returned to its original scale, after last year presenting only five companies over two weeks.
New York companies include Neil Greenberg and his company, Dance by Neil Greenberg, following up on a successful 1997 Altogether Different engagement, presenting This is What Happened, a "danse-noire" trio set to Hitchcock film music by Bernard Herrmann.
Halsband concluded her year as president by presenting the chapter's annual honors and awards to individuals and organizations having impact upon the profession of architecture.
Fell was recognized not only for her continuing service to ADAA and the dental assisting profession through the years, but for recent activities including presentations to the State Board of Dentists and Dental Hygienists that resulted in the acceptance of a new pathway of radiation safety certification for dental assistants; for her work toward developing an Associates degree recognizing a dental assistant education curriculum; and for her work with Ogden and Weber, UT, schools in presenting oral hygiene instruction and training those who will present instructions.
Additionally, video clips of teachers presenting effective instruction using research-based teaching procedures, as well as video clips of the teacher discussing the materials she uses when presenting instruction, is shown.
The University of Iowa's Hancher Auditorium is presenting an ambitious Millennium Festival, which will feature fifteen major commissions.
We've been presenting all kinds of dance for a long time--not just the Joffrey and not just ballet." Chappell notes that dance genres presented on the stage have included modern, postmodern, and butoh.
On campus, hygiene students posted flyers throughout the clinic calling attention to DARW and presenting each dental assisting student with flowers, pastries and beverages.
At first, Hurok's interest in presenting Ballet Theatre was regarded by those who had been running the company with something akin to horror.
The company's board had come to believe that Hurok, with his vast experience of profitably presenting ballet in America, was the only one who could save the floundering enterprise, but Pleasant refused to go along.
Bradley in presenting this award to Phil Boatright a dealer representative from Virginia-recognizing his role in recruiting numerous new members to the ADAA.