Which preposition to use with governing

in Occurrences 81%

I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: That God governs in the affairs of men.

by Occurrences 32%

The commonest case for counsel, and more common here than anywhere else, is where a man is to build for himself a house, especially in the country,for town-houses are more governed by extraneous considerations.

with Occurrences 27%

He governs with a loose rein, that he may govern at all; and the whole of the force and vigor of his authority in his center is derived from a prudent relaxation in all his borders.

as Occurrences 20%

John of Bavariafor so he was called, and to his name was afterward added the epithet of "the Pitiless"on reaching his majority, did not think it necessary to cause himself to be consecrated a priest, but governed as a lay sovereign.

without Occurrences 15%

The king governs without decapitation or other corporal punishments.

for Occurrences 14%

Philosophers shall govern for their own That perfect commonwealth whereof they write, The which on earth as yet was never known.

under Occurrences 13%

He felt convinced that the affair was one of that class of acts, which, however oppressive, unjust, and destructive of personal happiness, had not sufficient importance to come before them, who govern under systems which care more for their own preservation than for the good of the ruled.

of Occurrences 13%

So just, so completely impartial was General Molitor, that he applied to German prisoners, in territory then occupied by him, the very rules and regulations that the German command had laid down for the governing of English and Belgian and other Allied prisoners.

from Occurrences 11%

Dead though they be, these govern from their graves: The tyrants fall, nor can their laws remain; While Paul and Peter rise o'er Rome to reign.

on Occurrences 10%

In order to comprehend this exploded doctrine, we shall here set down the pretended governing and days, at what time they are supposed to have the most influence: [Symbol: Sol] Sol, or the sun governs on Sunday.

at Occurrences 9%

A happier planet never reigned than that, Which governs at this hour.

than Occurrences 7%

It is better for the State that their Party should govern than any other.

of Occurrences 5%

Finland, however, is perhaps the most severely governed of any of the Czar's dominions, and I had my first taste of its stern, relentless officialdom at the moment of landing on the half-deserted quay.

to Occurrences 5%

Medal Play rules governed to-day, and the scoring was by strokes.

like Occurrences 4%

"The Englishman," says Grotius, "obeys like a slave, and governs like a tyrant; while the Belgian knows how to serve and to command with equal moderation."

through Occurrences 3%

In this point of the case the question is distinctly presented whether the people of the United States are to govern through representatives chosen by their unbiased suffrages or whether the money and power of a great corporation are to be secretly exerted to influence their judgment and control their decisions.

against Occurrences 3%

Before his day, no prime minister could govern against the will of the sovereign.

during Occurrences 2%

In 1438 king Duarte died, and his son Alphonso being young, the kingdom was governed during his minority by his uncle Don Pedro.

amid Occurrences 1%

" Capo d'Istrias found it hard to organize and govern amid the hostilities of rival chieftains and the general anarchy which prevailed.

within Occurrences 1%

That they do not acknowledge that the present authorities of the nominal Mexican Republic have the right to govern within the limits of Texas. 5th.

as Occurrences 1%

We used to say that the ideal of government was for every man to be left alone and not interfered with, except when he interfered with somebody else; and that the best government was the government that did as little governing as possible.

at Occurrences 1%

The indolence of mind and body that few escape in this soft, delicious air, the autocracy of the governing at such a distance from France, and the calls of Paris for the humble taxes of the Tahitians, robbed the island of any but the most pressing melioration.

in Occurrences 1%

Who do the governing in a New England township? 6.

about Occurrences 1%

A certain Count Thierry, descended from the counts of Ghent, governed about this period the western extremity of Frieslandthe country which now forms the province of Holland; and with much difficulty maintained his power against the Frisons, by whom his right was not acknowledged.

over Occurrences 1%

It will not serve as a solution to distinguish between different periods of time, and to say, as economists used to say not very long ago, that price is governed over a short period by demand and supply, but in the long run by the cost of production.

Which preposition to use with  governing