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adjective as in ruling

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We're committed to doing things to get everything under control so our student-athletes in the sport of football can get back to doing what they love to do, and that's playing this game.

He told her she needed birth control pills for a cyst the size of a toenail on her left ovary.

He tried to eject when he lost control of the jet but did so too late, Navy investigators have reportedly said.

Across the world, from Australia to Taiwan to Norway, countries have used tighter border controls, aggressive contact-tracing, and targeted lockdowns to drive down their infection rates.

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Investigators said Toure was thrown from a vehicle in a single-car crash after the driver lost control of the vehicle.

But the answers to these questions go beyond merely controlling what children watch.

Controlling the corridor was essential to supporting deep operations elsewhere in eastern Afghanistan.

So who and what exactly are we protecting and controlling by the gun regulations we have and those being discussed?

In the late 1980s, Hawking began to grow close to his redheaded, controlling nurse, Elaine Mason.

Mary Williams filed an appeal to the IRS in tax court last year, blaming her “controlling, abusive” husband for the problem.

The controlling center of consciousness is the extreme limit of the nares anteri.

The controlling leaders being out of gear the machine did not run smoothly: there was nothing but friction and tension.

P is a pallet controlling the admission of air into the body of the pipe P1.

"It is some time since I read the play," returned Hartledon, controlling his temper under an assumption of indifference.

Likewise, he owned the stage line and franchise, controlling the only right of way by which a railroad could reach up the valley.


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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to controlling, such as: governing, regulating, supervising, and predominant.

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