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America is the most governed and legislated country in the world!

It conflicted with every other emotion that governed his being.

Longitudinal stability is governed by means of the front rudder.

Young men are so governed by fashion, and so afraid of ridicule.

The blow had driven in the fishermen, and we thought it wise to be governed by their experience.

The nature of the phenomenon was clear, but the laws which governed it were still a mystery.

That government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.

Consequently, the governed have ever struggled to secure the good which was their right.

There was a power in his voice that governed them like magic.

No, they said, the United States Navy was not governed as to its movements by strikes.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Old French governer (11c., Modern French gouverner) "govern," from Latin gubernare "to direct, rule, guide, govern" (cf. Spanish gobernar, Italian governare), originally "to steer," a nautical borrowing from Greek kybernan "to steer or pilot a ship, direct" (the root of cybernetics). The -k- to -g- sound shift is perhaps via the medium of Etruscan. Related: Governed; governing.

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