in the lead


: in a position that is ahead of others
They walked single file, with the oldest boy in the lead.
: winning in a race or competition
Our team was in the lead.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The authoritarian leader has imprisoned dozens of opposition figures and activists, particularly in the lead up to the last elections in November 2021. Melissa Mahtani, CNN, 31 May 2023 Also making headlines in the lead up to the premiere is Maïwenn, who admitted to spitting in the face of an investigative journalist who wrote an article that accused her ex-husband Luc Besson of rape. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 16 May 2023 His performance isn’t bad, and neither is Maïwenn’s in the lead role. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2023 Even Martin Perez — who was knocked around for 11 combined earned runs against the Los Angeles Angels and the Athletics — left each start with the Rangers in the lead. Shawn Mcfarland, Dallas News, 15 May 2023 Fox settled just as the trial began for $787.5 million, but in the lead up to the trial, the network vigorously defended itself by citing the legal protections afforded by Sullivan. Lori Rozsa And Elahe Izadi, Anchorage Daily News, 12 May 2023 An April poll from Emerson College and Lexington station WDKY showed Cameron in the lead with 30% of the vote. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 8 May 2023 According to betting agency Sportsbet, the 50-year-old sits in the lead, with her odds in her favour at $2. Before entering the jungle, the retired sportswoman hinted she's rushed through challenges in the past, and her task is to slow down on the show. Alicia Vrajlal,, 25 Apr. 2023 And this latest news of, of the Manhattan D.A. determined to apparently bring an indictment against a former president of the United States just feels like one more example of politics being in the lead in our justice system. ABC News, 19 Mar. 2023 See More

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“In the lead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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