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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of commandeer.


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  • Doing the humane thing—i.e., something good for the people of Haiti or Bosnia or Kosovo—could also be the smart and, to use the word commandeered by critics of such policies, the realistic thing, since it was good for the United States to avert instability in the Caribbean and the Balkans.

    The Great Experiment

  • Through the day, about 800 black-clad militiamen with Kalashnikovs and RPG launchers have been patrolling city streets in commandeered police vehicles.

    Running back?

  • He's been administering to officers with supplies commandeered from a nearby pharmacy.


  • In the photo above, by the way, notice the phrasing of the caption describing how they "occupied" -- rather than "took over" or "commandeered" -- the building linguistically connecting the actions of this militant element to the name of the non-violent movement.

    Michael Shaw: Reading the Pictures: As Agitators Occupy Occupy, Will Media Call It Out?

  • Philadelphia officers kill East Germantown man after a chase Police officers shot and killed an East Germantown man Saturday night after he rammed one of them with a car he had commandeered from a Chinese-food delivery driver, authorities said.

    Phillies Zone

  • But RCTs were developed to forestall irrational medical exuberance and "cast doubt on clinical enthusiasms about new treatments," he argues, not to demonstrate "treatment effects of dubious significance," the inverse use for which the pharmaceutical industry has "commandeered" RCTs.

    Is A Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis the Latest Mania?

  • Mugabe had "commandeered" an Air Zimbabwe plane to go on holiday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The three were arrested on Saturday after the newspaper reported on Friday that Mugabe last week "commandeered" an Air Zimbabwe

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Several hundreds of Sinn Feiners now assembled outside, and several dozen motor-cars which had been "commandeered," together with stores of petrol and food, and the men were all served out with ammunition, while amidst huge enthusiasm the green, white, and orange Republican flag was hoisted over the building.

    Six days of the Irish Republic A Narrative and Critical Account of the Latest Phase of Irish Politics

  • Ladysmith with two coat sleeves but no coat; of another with not a bit of khaki about him, but garments of one sort and another 'commandeered' as he went along.

    From Aldershot to Pretoria A Story of Christian Work among Our Troops in South Africa


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