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usher (someone or something) from (something or some place)

To accompany, escort, or direct someone, something, or some group out of or away from some place or thing. We need to start ushering customers from the auditorium in a quick but orderly fashion. I ushered the trucks from the construction site as discreetly as possible. Police began ushering people from the scene of the accident.
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usher (someone or something) into (something or some place)

1. To accompany, escort, or guide someone, something, or some group into something or some place. We need to start ushering customers into the auditorium. I ushered the truck into the construction site. The teacher began ushering the class into the festival.
2. To lead someone or some group into a particular period in time. The sudden ubiquity and importance of the Internet ushered us into a new era in which most social interactions occur online. The new prime minister has sworn to usher the country into an age of prosperity and peace. The troubled region was ushered into the 20th century by a devastating war.
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usher (someone or something) out of (something or some place)

1. To accompany, escort, or direct someone, something, or some group out of something or some place. We need to start ushering customers out of the auditorium in a quick but orderly fashion. I ushered the truck out of the construction site as discreetly as possible. Be sure all the students are present when you usher them out of the museum.
2. To lead someone or some group out of a particular period in time. The country was ushered out of the "Roaring Twenties" by the Great Depression. A devastating war ushered the troubled region out of the 19th century.
See also: of, out, usher

usher (someone or something) to (something or some place)

To accompany, escort, or direct someone, something, or some group up to or in the direction of some place or thing. We need to start ushering customers to the auditorium in a quick but orderly fashion. I ushered the trucks to the construction site as discretely as possible. A wailing police car ushered the doctor to the scene of the accident.
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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.
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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

usher in

v.
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.
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usher out

v.
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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
Usher smote the table and rose in a sort of angry triumph.
"Her decease," he said, with a bitterness which I can never forget, "would leave him (him the hopeless and the frail) the last of the ancient race of the Ushers." While he spoke, the lady Madeline (for so was she called) passed slowly through a remote portion of the apartment, and, without having noticed my presence, disappeared.
Developed to address concerns on the condition of buildings, before, during and after strong earthquakes, Usher is developed by an all-Filipino team of structural engineers and experts in relevant fields that seek to prevent disasters and strengthen the country's resilience from strong earthquakes.
According to Uy, USHER seeks to minimize the damage caused by earthquakes, especially the so-called 'Big One' or the anticipated movement of the West Valley Fault which slithers through eastern Metro Manila, by monitoring a building's structural health.
He said that timely payment of funds to the deserving persons is the duty of the officers of Zakat and Usher department.
However, following an inspiring and empowering video about Ennis's remarkable recovery after losing her leg in 2012 on her second Afghanistan deployment, and her many amazing triumphs and accomplishments since, Usher made the mistake of inserting the wrong joke at the wrong time.
Chaudhry Majeed Ahmed gave a briefing to the meeting on the performance of Zakat and Usher department.
Jenna Gagliano-Blunk, Paramount front-of-house manager, appealed for added volunteer ushers.
Compared to other existing products, USHER streamlined and tailored the system to fix the local market at a remarkably lower cost while still offering a complete solution to ensure business continuity.
Reports suggest Usher will play a "hardman" in Albert Square with some speculating he will prove to be a rival to low-level Walford gangster Phil Mitchell.
[USA], Dec 29 ( ANI ): After months of separation, singer Usher has filed for divorce from estranged wife Grace Miguel.
hitmaker is caught in a legal battle with Quantasia Sharpton, who went public about the romantic night she and Usher spent together in August 2017.
Paisley Sheriff Court heard that Usher, who has previous convictions for violence, had been in the company of Foxbar man, Stuart Lockhart, when he caused the disturbance following his assault on Mr Barrowman.
Now Kenton School's Principal Sarah Holmes-Carne has slammed Mr Usher for causing "immeasurable distress" to students by "assuming they couldn't complete the course to their potential".