be governed by

See: obey
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They seemed to be governed by that sort of tacit common-sense law which, say what they will of the inborn lawlessness of the human race, has its precepts graven on every breast.
If I require that the ignorant masses should be governed by a strong hand," the doctor resumed, after a brief pause, "I should desire at the same time that the framework of the social system should be sufficiently yielding and elastic to allow those who have the will and are conscious of their ability to emerge from the crowd, to rise and take their place among the privileged classes.
I am excessively provoked, however, at the parade of propriety which prevented Miss Summers from keeping the girl; and it seems so extraordinary a piece of nicety, considering my daughter's family connections, that I can only suppose the lady to be governed by the fear of never getting her money.
In all my days I never once thought I would see a time when the island would be governed by commissioners from Cardiff.
The John Jay report is a first step, brought about not by accountable and transparent bishops, but by people who will not let their church be governed by leaders whose concern for the church's image (and their own) has too often been greater than their concern for children.
To put my point bluntly: in 1982 Canada ceased to be governed by parliamentary supremacy and instead became a country of constitutional supremacy.
Lukashenko said the new union would be governed by a council made up of the two countries' presidents, prime ministers and parliament leaders.
Although the partnership will be governed by American United Life's chief executive officer and a common board of directors, the companies will remain separate legal entities.
Local 850 will be governed by a 15-member Board of Directors and by two 12-member crafts councils, one representing Art Directors, the other Scenic Artists.
Although the partnership will be governed by American United Life's chief executive officer and board of directors, the companies will remain separate legal entities.