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Definition of Commanding


  1. of Command
  2. Exercising authority; actually in command; as, a commanding officer.
  3. Fitted to impress or control; as, a commanding look or presence.
  4. Exalted; overlooking; having superior strategic advantages; as, a commanding position.

Commanding Quotations

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Thomas Carlyle

Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
Carl Sandburg

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
Mark Helprin

What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.
Arnold Palmer

I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and, looking round with astonishing delight, beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below.
Daniel Boone
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Commanding Translations

commanding in German is befehlend, kommandierend
commanding in Spanish is imponente

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