governable governable

Definition(s):

  • (adj) capable of being controlled

Usage(s):

  1. What seemed most welcome was Young's conviction that one of the deteriorating city's chief problems was solvable and that the city was governable.
  2. Kirchner--whose wife Senator Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner was elected to succeed him as President last month--took populist measures to keep the country of 40 million governable.
  3. Yet many fear that decentralization of power will make cities even less governable than in the past.

News

  • To fix Washington, look to Mexico

    Mexicans are puzzled looking at the political crisis in the United States, if only because for a long time we have been lectured from up north about the importance of getting our act together to become governable.   
    on October 17, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "People are asking if California is governable. They wonder about the need for a constitutional convention. They don't understand how we could have let political dysfunction paralyze our state for so long," Mr. Schwarzenegger says in his...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Central Valley Business Times

  2. Mr. Golding told journalists that this would be done to "ensure that this country becomes more manageable, more governable and to ensure that the security of the country can be better ensured".
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Bruce Golding Source: Jamaica Gleaner

  3. "I'm not saying he doesn't have a temper, but it's governable," Salter said. "When he has a heated argument, it's usually with one of his peers, who are unaccustomed to being addressed that way by anyone, really. Sometimes he can't govern his...
    on Apr 20, 2008 By: Mark Salter Source: The Moderate Voice

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