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usher in

1. To accompany someone into a place or event. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "usher" and "in." Which of the groomsmen is going to usher me in?
2. To introduce something. The Industrial Revolution ushered in a period of great technological advancements.
See also: usher

usher out

1. To accompany someone out (of some place or event). In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "usher" and "in." I don't know why they thought they needed to have security usher me out—I made it perfectly clear I would leave peacefully. Martin, please quickly and quietly usher out the guests, but try not to make a stir while you do.
2. To mark the end, departure, or replacement of some person or thing. The new government seems eager to usher out the policies of its predecessors. Though a great deal of incidents and influences contributed, it was Gorbachev's resignation as general secretary that truly ushered out the Soviet Union.
See also: out, usher

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.
See also: usher

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

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
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An IT technician who examined the school's network confirmed that Mr Usher was the author of the files which had been submitted to the examining body.
But the panel found it was more likely that "some 38 of the 41 assignments scrutinised by the panel were completed by Mr Usher without any input from the pupils themselves".
In a photo posted by Dupri on his Instagram account, the music producer was seen leaping in the air while Usher sat on the couch happily smiling for the snap.
She also called on Usher to respond to the allegations and to verify if he tested positive or negative for the STD.
Twitter also reacted to the announcement, making Usher a trending topic on the social media platform.
My idea of artistry has always been: try everything until you find out what works," Usher says.
Usher then picked up a knife twice and threatened: "I will kill them, I will stab them.
Usher has attained an impressive four UK #1 singles and five Top 5 albums (including 3 #1s), with album sales surpassing 3 million.
Her mother had died shortly before she departed for Hawaii, and Usher competed in her memory.
Usher said his son named after him, who turns 7 next month, has taken to his father's dance talents.
Chairman District Zakat and Usher Committee Chakwal, Malik Akram Awan told on Tuesday that these Zakat and Usher Committees have completed the terms of four years and new elections were due.
The wardrobe stylist made an emotional testimony claiming Usher leaves his children with minders while on tour.
Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond filed for custody of Usher Raymond V and his brother Naviyd, four, within 24 hours of Monday's accident.
USHER has paid tribute to men who saved his drowning son this week.