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He regained his lead in the final lap of the race.
The latest polls show the Labour candidate in the lead.
We had the lead until the beginning of the second half.
She’s playing the lead in her school play.
The investigation will be scaled down unless new leads are discovered.
The United States was criticized for not having given a lead.
North Korea is to follow China’s lead in attracting foreign capital and expertise.
the lead on all today’s front pages
It was the lead story on the evening news.
All dogs must be kept on a lead in the park.
She took over the lead of the corporation after her father’s death.
The United States took the lead in trying to salvage a deal at the peace talks.
British farmers took the lead by sending tons of grain to the drought-stricken areas.
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