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A deal with the Rothschilds for control of the Spanish mines had fallen through.

The danger of the control of an ignorant electorate has therefore passed.

The control of matter in putting it off and on at will, as He in His death and resurrection.

A society that had escaped from fear would escape from their control.

To hear her thus named moved him to a rage almost beyond his control.

Hold your tongue, simpleton; it is not for you to control the decrees of the faculty.

His protesting team in control again, he trudged heavily behind.

There was control over it, but the control was not obtrusive.

Lizzie could not control her laughter when he said "parcel."

I say "we" because I had come to be a responsible factor in the control of the property.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to check, verify, regulate," from Anglo-French contreroller "exert authority," from Medieval Latin contrarotulus "a counter, register," from Latin contra- "against" (see contra) + rotulus, diminutive of rota "wheel" (see roll (n.)). From a medieval method of checking accounts by a duplicate register. Sense of "dominate, direct" is mid-15c. Related: Controlled; controlling.

Control group in scientific experiments is attested from 1952 (from a sense of control attested since 1875).

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