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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

The elements that create glamour are not specific styles - bias-cut gowns or lacquered furniture - but more general qualities: grace, mystery, transcendence. To the right audience, Halle Berry is more glamorous commanding the elements as Storm in the X-Men movies than she is walking the red carpet in a designer gown.
Virginia Postrel

Teaching's hard! You need different skills: positive reinforcement, keeping students from getting bored, commanding their attention in a certain way.
Bill Gates

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

Christopher Hitchens was a writer and an orator with a matchless style, commanding a vocabulary and a range of literary and historical allusion far wider than anybody I know.
Richard Dawkins

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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