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take office

Assume an official position or employment, as in The new chair takes office after the first of the year. [ Mid-1800s ]
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  • If they never agreed at all, what did they take office together for?

    Half a Hero Anthony Hope
  • When his people are in power, he will have to take office and wear the shackles.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The result was that Mr. Harrison will take office if you will.

    The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
  • Should you consent to take office, I think you need not fear the result.

    The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
  • The head of the House of Vipont rarely condescended to take office.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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