Their garb lent them either the gravitas the Republican bench has previously lacked, or the doleful aspect of ushers at a funeral.
She goes to the door and ushers in a tall, handsome man, impeccably put together.
Dissatisfaction on the home front necessitates a showdown that ushers in a desired new order.
ushers in purple vests and feather caps hand out prayer cards for those who need a little spiritual guidance.
Later, when I sell my first collection, he ushers me into his office to congratulate me.
And from the ushers again we heard echoing through the hall, Placet!
Hugh was to be the General's best man, and the boys were to be the ushers.
The choristers singing, followed by the six ushers, Douglas and Fanshaw leading, followed by four bridesmaids.
But it was merely the ushers opening a passage for the cortege.
The bridegroom should, as soon as the wedding day is appointed, choose his best man and his ushers.
late 14c., "servant who has charge of doors and admits people to a chamber, hall, etc.," from Anglo-French usser (12c.), from Old French ussier, from Vulgar Latin ustiarius "doorkeeper," from Latin ostiarius "door-keeper," from ostium "door, entrance," related to os "mouth." Fem. form usherette is attested from 1925.
"conduct, escort," 1590s, from usher (n.). Related: Ushered; ushering.