Reason must be restored, before sense will be well governed; for what else must be their immediate governor?
Never had the province been so well governed as during his administration.
That a great parte of libertie is a well governed belly, and to be patiente in all wants.
That France may be well governed, there must be unity of action.
well governed as Punta Arenas is it is curious to note how certain customs in municipal government exist the world over.
He foresaw the camp in time as well governed a place as Crescent City.
Society is well governed when the people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates the laws.
We were well governed, Lieutenant, when this Rudolf was king.
Murray was sly and avaricious, but, had he been legitimate, Scotland would have been well governed under his vigour and caution.
Rosa was unjust, but she was not rude nor vulgar; and Lady Cicely's temper was so well governed that it never blinded her heart.
late 13c., from Old French governer (11c., Modern French gouverner) "govern," from Latin gubernare "to direct, rule, guide, govern" (cf. Spanish gobernar, Italian governare), originally "to steer," a nautical borrowing from Greek kybernan "to steer or pilot a ship, direct" (the root of cybernetics). The -k- to -g- sound shift is perhaps via the medium of Etruscan. Related: Governed; governing.