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verb (used without object)
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Throughout his career, Ramaphosa has shown himself, says Butler, “to be a genuine believer in rule-governed behavior.”The Corruption Battle Shaping South Africa’s Future|Charu Kasturi|November 9, 2020|Ozy
Democrats will message to their voters that they need a governing majority in Washington to improve health care, the climate, pass coronavirus relief and any other number of issues.What are the odds of Democratic wins in the Georgia runoffs?|Amber Phillips|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Republicans picked up the New Hampshire House and Senate, giving them total control over governing in that state because they also kept the governor’s mansion.Democrats’ down-ballot misery continues with state legislative battles|Amber Phillips|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
Vargas, a former Planned Parenthood executive and a Southwestern College governing board member, has grounded her vision for what the county should do in her experience in health care and social services.
As Joe often says, he is campaigning as a Democrat, but he will govern as President for all of America.Valerie Jarrett: We need a President who understands the challenges of working women|jakemeth|November 2, 2020|Fortune
He campaigned and governed in poetry, and we are all the richer for it.
Living in a society openly governed by force with those who have demonstrated their familiarity with it increases the danger.
Our Western propaganda was in that sense entirely true: the East German régime was indeed hated by those it governed.The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece|John le Carré|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What the record really shows is just how much the fate of the Presidency is governed by the vagaries of chance.
Does government enhance or diminish the safety of the governed?
Because the universe is governed by laws, and there is no credible instance on record of those laws being suspended.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The minister's eye kept steady to one point; to raise the country he governed, to the utmost pinnacle of earthly grandeur.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Thus will my beloved country be governed, without detriment to the integrity of Spain.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
If it is to be performed in another place, then the parties must be governed by the law of that place in performing it.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
But to a man of Marmont's character one word of warning was enough; his head governed his heart; glory was his loadstar.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison