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guh ver ning

  • n  the act of governing; exercising authority
    regulations for the governing of state prisons
  • v  bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
  • v  direct or strongly influence the behavior of
  • v  exercise authority over; as of nations
    Who is governing the country now?
  • v  require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood
  • s  responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws
    governing bodies

  • The former child film stars and identical twins who have been governing Poland for the past two years, Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, have been the butt of many jokes.
  • Reagan has skipped over the minutiae of governing to articulate a clear vision for America.
  • Even the generally sharp David Zurawik at the Baltimore Sun makes that argument: "is he really governing effectively -- or spending most of his time on TV talking about governing.
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  • Pervez Musharraf in Reuters South Africa
    Asked whether he could work with Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister he overthrew in 1999, Musharraf said: "The government is run by the prime minister. The president has no mandate to share governing power with the prime minister."
  • Judd Gregg in
    I want to thank the President for nominating me to serve in his Cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. This was a great honor, and I had felt that I could bring some views and ideas that would assist him in governing during this difficult time,...
  • Guido Westerwelle in Brisbane Times
    This is of course a warning shot for the governing parties,said Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, the Vice-Chancellor and leader of the Free Democrats. "We must make an effort to win back lost trust."

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