Usage examples for governing

  1. I, now that speech had been summoned to my lips, could not restrain it, and proceeded, scarcely governing the words, quite without ideas; 'For you to be indifferent to rank- yes, you may well be; you have intellect; you are high above me in both- ' So on, against good taste and common sense. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. Canada was represented by some of the high officials of that self- governing colony. – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew
  3. All the other self- governing States are in favour of it. – Constructive Imperialism by Viscount Milner
  4. Suppose the Governing Committee was informed in advance that the attempt to work the trick was to be made. – Friday, the Thirteenth by Thomas W. Lawson
  5. This child I could not call noble- minded, or generous- hearted, or a lover of truth, or a self- governing being, but I thought she had been able to discern glimpses of these characteristics in others whom she had wronged, and that had given me hope. – Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy. by Elizabeth P. Peabody Mary Mann
  6. And if we take the individuals who were governing England immediately before the French Revolution, one need only refer to the speeches of Mr. Pitt, and especially to those of that profound statesman and most instructed man, Lord Shelburne, to find that we can boast no remarkable superiority either in political justice or in political economy. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  7. The one exception to this broad division, the one case of self- governing communities in which the majority of the inhabitants are not of European stock, is to be found in South Africa. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  8. It provided for the establishment of districts and the governing of these districts by military law, and it was hoped that the immediate crying need of a strong government to enforce order and prevent the continuance of the oppression of the freedmen was satisfied. – The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction by Charles Ernest Chadsey
  9. Most of the governing class know the Free Press. – The Free Press by Hilaire Belloc
  10. There could be no " well- governing of the Church." – Report Of Commemorative Services With The Sermons And Addresses At The Seabury Centenary, 1883-1885. by Diocese Of Connecticut
  11. What then is the position of the governing influences of the American church in regard to American slavery? –  by
  12. Markets, and Domestic Habits of the People The markets are also worthy of note, and by their regular establishment and arrangement indicate to a certain extent the self- governing element and organized condition of the people. – Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party by Martin Robinson Delany
  13. I have that rare gift, you know, Robert, of governing my personality from inside. – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. Economy of force is the governing standard with those who are too constantly in contact with the world, too much given to the spirit of crowded company and fashion. – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  15. It is this capacity for governing himself which is pointing upwards to still greater heights of power. – Success (Second Edition) by Max Aitken Beaverbrook
  16. He felt moved, therefore, he said, to tell them that the business of governing Europe to which the Conference had been attending all those months was not precisely the work for which it was convoked. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  17. From this time she experienced more and more the power of governing herself; and, with each new effort gaining new strength, became at last a wonder to those who knew the temperament she had had to contend with. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  18. 1. The presence of a second verb, which takes the appearance of a governing verb. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  19. Moreover, the problem of governing the backward countries remains. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl