governable

Definitions

  • the Staff of a Government Officer in The Time Of The Memphite Dynasties
    the Staff of a Government Officer in The Time Of The Memphite Dynasties
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj governable capable of being controlled
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale ofvodka.
    • a Governable Capable of being governed, or subjected to authority; controllable; manageable; obedient.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3
    • governable Capable of being governed or subjected to authority; controllable; manageable; amenable to law or rule.
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Quotations

  • George Washington
    George%20Washington
    “Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.”
  • Richard Whately
    Richard%20Whately
    “Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon%20Bonaparte
    “The human race is governed by its imagination.”
  • John Selden
    John%20Selden
    “The world cannot be governed without juggling.”
  • I. F. Stone
    I. F. Stone
    “Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon%20Bonaparte
    “Incidents should not govern policy; but, policy incidents.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. gouvernable,

Usage

In literature:

For a time the people on the Watauga had established a government of their own.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
Hamilton's Motion for a Stronger Government.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The Government on Wheels.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
The patriot government of New York had not been wholly satisfactory.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Municipal governments were to receive attention first, then governments over larger units.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The Government itself is but the official counterpart of the governed.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
The committee also report a series of rules for the government of the Convention.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Sienna revolted against his government, and Naples was threatened by the Turks.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
BRITISH GOVERNMENT FOR RECONCILIATION WITH THE COLONIES NOT SUCCESSFUL.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
Neither the General Government, nor the State Government, could be independent of the other.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
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In poetry:

I gaze round the world in its utmost diminsion;
LARD JAHN and his minions in Council I ask;
Was there ever a Government-pleece (with a pinsion)
But children of Erin were fit for that task?
"The Last Irish Grievance" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Her Prudence did so justly steer
Between the Gay and the Severe,
That if in some Regards She chose
To curb poor Paulo in too close;
In others She relax'd again,
And govern'd with a looser Rein.
"Paulo Purganti And His Wife: An Honest, But A Simple Pair" by Matthew Prior
Underneath the lessons of things, spirits, Nature, governments,
ownerships, I swear I perceive other lessons,
Underneath all, to me is myself—to you, yourself—(the same
monotonous old song.)
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman
Caught it up and held it, now I know the reason;
Governed it and soothed it, now I know why;
Nurtured it and trained it and kept it for the season
When new worlds should blossom in the springtime sky.
"The Lover To His Lass" by Duncan Campbell Scott
There was one man there who was void of fear,
He was the brave Lieutenant William Alexander Kerr;
And to face the rebels boldly it was his intent,
And he assured his brother officers his men were true to the Government.
"The Hero of Kalapore" by William Topaz McGonagall
The markets, the government, the working-man's wages—to think what
account they are through our nights and days!
To think that other working-men will make just as great account of
them—yet we make little or no account!
"To Think Of Time" by Walt Whitman

In news:

LAS VEGAS — The federal government isn't going to tap the Missouri River to slake the thirst of a drought-parched Southwest, the government's top water official said Wednesday.
KAMPALA, Uganda—A spokesman for the Ugandan government says peace talks between the Congolese government and M23 rebels will begin in the Ugandan capital Friday.
A spokesman for the Ugandan government says peace talks between the Congolese government and M23 rebels will begin in the Ugandan capital Friday.
KAMPALA, Uganda — A spokesman for the Ugandan government says peace talks between the Congolese government and M23 rebels will begin in the Ugandan capital Friday.
The federal government, six provinces and three territorial governments have reached an interim cost-sharing agreement to extend their agreement on RCMP contract policing, sources have told the Vancouver Sun.
The federal government will reimburse local governments 75 percent of the cost of debris removal from residents' homes and businesses, according to a Christie administration announcement released Thursday afternoon.
For more than half a century, Myanmar's military governments were synonymous with brutality and corruption, but a year ago the military stepped aside, handing power to a nominally civilian government.
Unions donate to government, and government gives unions better pay, benefits, including a great retirement.
GOVERNING Publisher Emeritus Peter Harkness says it may be time for government to get out of the business of promoting homeownership.
From RT COM – Gov­ern­ment depen­dency is on the rise, with more than half of all Amer­i­cans rely­ing on the gov­ern­ment for sur­vival.
Government attorneys say failed battery maker A123 Systems Inc needs the government's consent in order to sell its assets.
For several years, the US population has heard that federal employees are the root cause of all the government's financial problems, and with less government the budget crisis will be solved.
WASHINGTON — The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) stands by its position that replacing the $1 bill with a $1 coin would provide hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits to the government annually.
Mark Micheli writes Excellence in Government's Promising Practices blog and serves as the program manager of the Government Business Council.
Median pay for nearly 2,000 senior managers at government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exceeded $200,000 last year, according to a new government report released Monday.
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In science:

Notice that the steady-state density distributions are independent of the wall temperature T0 , in contrast to the similar problem with gravity, where the gravity acceleration, combined with T0 and the (finite) system size in the direction of gravity, would make an additional governing parameter.
Symmetry-breaking instability in a prototypical driven granular gas
The critical slowing down of the DZMO governs the low momentum behavior of the dispersion relation through invariance of this DZMO under conformal transformations preserving the local light cone structure.
Critical properties of $\Phi^4_{1+1}$-theory in Light-Cone Quantization
It is found that conformal transformations preserving the local light cone structure govern the scaling behaviour of the two-point function and provide 75% of the total contribution to the critical exponent η .
Critical properties of $\Phi^4_{1+1}$-theory in Light-Cone Quantization
Then (5) evolve via the Teukolsky equation, which governs the dynamics of Kerr perturbations in the timedomain , long enough to drive all significant radiation into the radiation zone where it can be interpreted.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
This is in contrast to the case of a nonzero gravity, where the gravity acceleration, combined with Aω 2 , yields a governing parameter.
Symmetry breaking and coarsening of clusters in a prototypical driven granular gas
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