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commanding

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcommandingcom‧mand‧ing /kəˈmɑːndɪŋ $ kəˈmæn-/ adjective  1 [only before noun]CONTROL having the authority or position that allows you to give orders a commanding officer2 ADMIREhaving the confidence to make people respect and obey you – used to show approval Papa’s commanding presence3 SEEa commanding view or position is one from which you can clearly see a long way4 WINbeing in a position from which you are likely to win a race or competition easily a commanding lead
Examples from the Corpus
commandingWith Wright in such commanding form these days, it's bound to succeed.Polls have shown Isaacs to have a commanding lead.Auriol and Biasion tore through the first four special stages to take a commanding lead.His recommendation was that a commanding officer be appointed with an administrative staff.Wilmot is commanding officer of an Army Reserve unit.Even if shot to pieces the commanding position of the banqueting hall would still make it defensible.On the upper floors are a documentation centre and administrative offices with a commanding view of the city.The 2500-square-foot home has a commanding view of Whitby Island.Still, it's a magnificent place, perched on a great rock jutting out into the sea and with commanding views.Porter has a commanding voice and moves with authority.Does she perform several different speech acts with the word, questioning, commanding, wishing, stating?commanding officerThe buddy patrol will not interfere with any police matter, unless instructed by a commanding officer.His recommendation was that a commanding officer be appointed with an administrative staff.In ships at sea chaplains or commanding officers have pre-recorded tapes containing organ accompaniments and a compilation of hymns.Cmdr. Gary G. Mahle is the commanding officer here.A kind letter from the commanding officer, his kit bag.However, its commanding officer, Maj.-Gen.Upon orders from his commanding officer, Nickerson went to the rear.Phyllis Blanton, commanding officer of the Monterey Coast Guard station.Dysart's commanding officer on his very first ship to be precise.commanding presenceConstantine was tall, heavily built and had a commanding presence.He was physically well made, having stamina and a commanding presence.He was a man of commanding presence and curious contrasts.His stentorian approach and his commanding presence have been influential on the good order of the Assembly.Though not a commanding presence in the House, Norton was a devoted committee man.commanding leadAn Alex Snow try and three penalties from Andrew had given London a commanding lead.Auriol and Biasion tore through the first four special stages to take a commanding lead.To-day, television has a commanding lead among all segments of the population as the main source of news and information.Although Riordan, 67, enjoys a commanding lead in the polls, the campaign has potential pitfalls for him.Dole has yet to make major inroads there, with some polls showing Clinton with a commanding lead of about 20 points.John Lyall's team have such a commanding lead that at least one leading bookmaker is no longer taking bets on the race.In the World Wide Web arena, it is Netscape that holds the commanding lead thus far.
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