- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of govern.
“The meaning of ˜child™ is not shifting because the first occurrence of the term governs all the subsequent clauses (thanks to ˜too™).”
“Ken Kersch's essay notes how, rather than understand some regimes as more committed to civil liberties than others, we will better understand the New Deal regime as committed to a different set of civil liberties than the previous regime, that part of the way a regime governs is by creating a history in which its notion of right is identified with right per se, and rival notions of rights and reconceptualized as oppression.”
“My word governs the disposal of the Long Shot and the second quantum hyperdrive, and I am still Hindmost aboard this ship.”
“A reader’s own taste governs is the only thing that governs their reading habits.”
“The crisis enables a President who governs from the centre-left — boldly, competently, openly, hopefully, appealing to people’s better instincts — to lead the country in far-reaching change.”
“There is an Angolan Government that makes the decisions in that country, that governs, that is responsible for the country.”
“Where there is no statute regulation, the common law governs, which is, that nothing but death, or a decree of a competent court, can dissolve the marriage tie.”
“May it not be the far off cry of those your sword governs, creeping towards you across wide oceans till it pierces even into your inmost sanctuary?”
“Ah! _dam_!" said the captain, "now the king is come, there is no more walking for anybody -- no more free-will; the password governs all now, you as well as me, me as well as you.”
“The champagne harvest is under way - and in accordance with the rules of the appellation that governs the world's favourite sparkling wine, the grapes must be gathered before the end of October.”
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