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leading article

n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) another term for leader6
2. chiefly US the article given most prominence in a magazine or newspaper
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Two leading articles this morning, I see, upon our Eastern relations.
It's based upon the leading articles in the Times of certain dates.
My secretary would have to make himself master of the foreign policy of the world, as it is mirrored in the newspapers; to run his eye over all accounts of public meetings, all leading articles, and accounts of the proceedings of public bodies; and to make notes of anything which it appeared to him might be made a point of, in any little speech upon the question of some petition lying on the table, or anything of that kind.
Allonby about the leading articles in the London newspapers.
He was a German enthusiast, and editor of a newspaper, from whose leading articles he quoted frequently.
He found his father's manifesto in one column; and in another a leading article.
He read the leading article, in which it was maintained that it was quite senseless in our day to raise an outcry that radicalism was threatening to swallow up all conservative elements, and that the government ought to take measures to crush the revolutionary hydra; that, on the contrary, "in our opinion the danger lies not in that fantastic revolutionary hydra, but in the obstinacy of traditionalism clogging progress," etc.
I could understand anyone saying that the words were from a newspaper; but that you should name which, and add that it came from the leading article, is really one of the most remarkable things which I have ever known.
The first time that he accosted James in the passage outside the classroom, and desired him to explain certain difficult words in a leading article of yesterday's paper, James was pleased.
Our feet were undoubtedly the leading article in that photograph.
The editor was reading, with apparent delight, a leading article in the same paper on beet-sugar, probably a composition of his own.