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govern
 v.  make and administer the public policy and affairs of
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  And the vices of our age are the more odious in that they are practised by those who sit on the judgment seat, govern the State, and demand public reverence.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LX.
2  Again, since leagues govern through general councils, they must needs be slower in resolving than a nation dwelling within one frontier.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV.
3  From this it might seem that to govern a large body of men, it is better to be humane than haughty, and kindly rather than severe.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XIX.
4  The law, that was to govern Adam, was the same that was to govern all his posterity, the law of reason.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
5  A child is free by his father's title, by his father's understanding, which is to govern him till he hath it of his own.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
6  This is that which puts the authority into the parents hands to govern the minority of their children.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
7  And as far as the governing class made any pretensions to govern, they were ridiculous too.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
8  Fanny looked on and listened, not unamused to observe the selfishness which, more or less disguised, seemed to govern them all, and wondering how it would end.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
9  It is an attachment to govern his whole life.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
10  He feared that principle, active principle, had been wanting; that they had never been properly taught to govern their inclinations and tempers by that sense of duty which can alone suffice.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
11  Georgia's leaders had kept on battling for the state's right to govern itself according to its own ideas.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
12  She was not a Vincent de Paul, to govern and mold a people.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
13  Greasy or not greasy, they will govern you, when their time comes," said Augustine; "and they will be just such rulers as you make them.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
14  Higher powers govern those passions, and in them is something which will call to him, and refuse to be silenced, to the end of his life.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
15  You say: join our brotherhood and we will show you the aim of life, the destiny of man, and the laws which govern the world.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  He is sounding out Middle Eastern governments on ways to resolve the conflict.
17  The declaration asked governments to consider introducing new environmental taxes.
18  He used his broad executive powers to nullify decisions by local governments.
19  Chissano said Western governments should stump up the cash to fund land redistribution.
20  Its Global Programme on AIDS funnelled money from donors to governments.
21  The governments of the industrialized world had failed to get the measure of the crisis.
22  The two governments held secret talks on the nuclear threat.
23  The new law gives local governments a significant measure of control over their own finances.
24  The country has de facto independence now, and it will soon be recognized de jure by the world's governments.
25  These people often are oppressed by the governments of the countries they find themselves in.
26  People donate money, put their names to a petition urging governments to do more to fight AIDS.
27  Now governments are re-writing the EU's governing treaty and the draft version is considered by the EU's leaders in Brussels.
28  The scenario is the same throughout the West countries, all of whose governments are responding to the collapse in similar ways.
29  But analysts say national governments may prove highly reluctant to surrender control of their radio frequencies to Brussels.
30  Where governments manage public life, human freedom in community is compromised.