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 Meanings and Examples of CONTROL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
control
 n.  the power to influence or direct people's behavior
 v.  determine or supervise the behavior of others
Classic Sentence: (152 in 11 pages)
1  He paused to control his voice.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
2  He was in his mid-thirties, older than any beau she had ever had, and she was as helpless as a child to control and handle him as she had handled beaux nearer her own age.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  Heretofore she had never bothered to control her temper except in Ellen's presence.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
4  Prissy had recovered her breath and a small measure of control but her eyes still rolled.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
5  she began desperately, her courage and control breaking.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  Any other Atlanta woman would have expired in rage at having to listen to such bigoted ignorance but Scarlett managed to control herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  Sue had been the cause of her father's death, whether she intended it or not, and she should have the decency to control herself in front of the hostile neighbors.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
8  For the greater part of three years, the state's capitol had remained in the control of white men and Democrats.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
9  Only Ashley and Rhett eluded her understanding and her control for they were both adults, and the elements of boyishness were lacking in them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
10  Now that the Carpetbagger government has really gotten control of Georgia, there's no telling what may happen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
11  If the mills went from her control it would mean that she would seldom see Ashley and probably never see him alone.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
12  She had first gotten out of control the months when she traveled with her father.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX
13  She rose to her feet abruptly, sinking her teeth into her thumb to regain her control.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
14  She patted Aunt Pitty and went swiftly by her to the front door, knowing if she stayed in this room another minute her control would crack.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
15  Selden's voice was under better control.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Hundreds of police in riot gear struggled to control the violence.
17  The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
18  They grappled desperately for control of the weapon.
19  Guilt is the secret weapon for the control of children.
20  Perhaps you can't control your job, but you may be able to make other changes in your life.
21  The event has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.
22  He has to take pills to control his blood pressure.
23  Insulin is used to control the rise of glucose levels in the blood.
24  He tried in vain to bring his temper under control.
25  It's an attempt to control what reaches the public.
26  The government has regained control of the capital from rebel forces.
27  Government troops have overwhelmed the rebels and seized control of the capital.
28  All approaches to the capital are now under the control of the insurgents.
29  Fires were burning out of control in the center of the city.
30  For the past year he has been trying to wrest control from the central government.