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Word Example of - governing

    Example Sentences for governing

    I have no merit in my duties of attending, governing, and lecturing these wild boys.

    It is from us in the last resort that the power of the governing classes comes.

    And everything went on well, Jĕki governing, and providing for the town.

    With British successes came the problem of governing the South.

    He was a minor and was not invested with governing powers till 1884.

    You couldn't give me any wrinkles as to a pleasant mode of governing?

    It is fast evaporating into a mere natural theism, and is thus showing us what, as a governing power, natural theism is.

    The national representatives are not content with governing, they wish to administer.

    They were invited by the governing body, as a matter of favor, to other entertainments.

    Through the Queen the camerara-mayor was certain of governing the King.

Word Origin & History of - governing

    Word Origin & History

    govern c.1300, from O.Fr. governer "govern," from L. gubernare "to direct, rule, guide," originally "to steer," from Gk. 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.

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