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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.
a narrow lead
They’ve increased their lead to three points.
The Spanish rider has a lead of 35 seconds over his nearest rival.
She’s playing the lead in her school play.
Glenn Close was chosen as the female lead.
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.