Examples of leading in a Sentence
a leading topic of conversation
Their family played a leading part in the settlement of the town.
the leading role in a major Hollywood movie
a leading citizen of the town
She's one of the leading authorities on the stock market.
Recent Examples of leading from the Web
The Crusaders return their leading scorer in star senior guard Marquise Kennedy, who averaged 17.2 points.
Small forward: Harrison Barnes The team's leading scorer this past season.
The team's leading scorer, Aldo Quintanilla, has scored four of those goals in 10 appearances this season.
Rather, The Bachelorette is billing the First Impression rose winner as a true leading man.
Just after failing to connect on a corner kick, St. Joseph regained possession and Hamm, the team’s leading scorer, turned the corner and fired a shot that hit off the post.
With its leading scorer back on the court, the Storm went on a 15-4 run capped by Loyd, whose three-pointer that put Seattle up 61-60 with 2:34 left.
The allegations continued to mount, and days later, the company cut all ties with its leading man, throwing out the scripts and starting from scratch without Spacey’s character, Frank Underwood.
John McCain, a leading Republican senator and Trump critic, said Trump must hold Putin accountable or not proceed with the meeting.
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LEADING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of leading for English Language Learners
: having great importance, influence, or success
: most important
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