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Control, vb. 1) to exercise restrictive authority, to command, to rule; a) intr.: “lightens forth --ing majesty,” R2 III, 3, 70. “to act --ing laws,” H6B V, 1, 103. -- b) tr. to rule, to overrule, to dispose of: “--ing what he was --ed with,” Ven. 270. “which in her prescience she --ed still,” Lucr. 727. “I should in thought c. your times of pleasure,” Sonn. 58, 2. “could c. the moon,” Tp. V, 270. “with the same austerity and garb as he --ed the war,” Cor. IV, 7, 45. “to c. the world,” Tit. I, 199. “who can c. his fate?” Oth. V, 2, 265.
2) to overpower, to be superior to: “a man in hue, all hues in his --ing,” Sonn. 20, 7. “not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul of the wide world . . . can yet the lease of my true love c.” 107, 3. “his art . . . would c. my dam's god,” Tp. I, 2, 373. “not having the power to do the good it would, for the ill which doth c. it,” Cor. III, 1, 161.
3) to check, to restrain; a) intr. “two such --ing bounds shall you be,” John II, 444. b) tr. to check, to rebuke, to confute: “and justly thus --s his thoughts unjust,” Lucr. 189. “folly doctor-like --ing skill,” Sonn. 66, 10. “the duke of Milan and his more braver daughter could c. thee,” Tp. I, 2, 439. “now no more will I c. thy griefs,” Tit. III, 1, 260. “soon I heard the crying babe --ed with this discourse,” V, 1, 26. “if then they chanced to slack you, we could c. them,” Lr. II, 4, 249.
4) to hinder: “her eyes are by his flaming torch dimmed and --ed,” Lucr. 448. “nothing can affection's course c.” Lucr. 448 “till with her own white fleece her voice --ed entombs her outcry,” Lucr. 448 who (viz his tongue) “mad that sorrow should his use c.” Lucr. 448 “highly moved to wrath to be --ed in that he freely gave,” Tit. I, 420. “which men may blame, but not c.” Lr. III, 7, 27.
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