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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

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

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

I spent a lot of my life - 20 years of it - in war, training army trackers and commanding a tracker unit, and then in the Game Department, tracking lions and elephants and poachers. So I've spent literally thousands of hours tracking people or animals, and training others to do it.
Allan Savory

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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