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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMANDING

A God-in-Chief was therefore created, like the commanding general of an army.

This was the commanding verdict of the people, and it will not be unheeded.

The view from the summit of the hill is commanding and beautiful, but its grape is unique.

It was that of Demosthenes, concise, energetic, and commanding.

His was a commanding physique, hard as the grim plains from which he wrested his living.

By two o'clock the commanding position was in the hands of the British.

Her answer was still bell-like but it was also metallic and commanding.

With this plan in mind, he maneuvered for a commanding position.

She was large and commanding, and she spoke with a manner, a very decided manner.

Thence she harangued them for some moments, commanding them to allow the soldiers to depart.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c. (in astronomy), present participle adjective from command (v.). Meaning "nobly dignified" is from 1590s. Meaning "dominant by virtue of size or position" is from 1630s. Related: Commandingly (mid-15c.).

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