Examples of controlling in a Sentence
She is very strict and controlling.
The larger bank remained the controlling party when it took over the smaller banks.
He paid over 40 million dollars for a controlling interest in the company.
Recent Examples of controlling from the Web
In a deal that closed June 30, NantWorks acquired a controlling stake in Integrity Healthcare, which in 2015 took over management of six hospitals from the struggling nonprofit Daughters of Charity Health System.
Honda has made controlling volume simple with a dial on the center stack and an improved steering-wheel control, but the automaker’s abhorrence of buttons for tuning remains a mystery and a source of annoyance.
The drought that lasted through 2015 and 2016 in Connecticut left the ground too dry for the fungus to spread and have any controlling influence on the gypsy moths, Stafford said.
Investindustrial took a controlling stake in the company from another private equity firm, TPG, in 2006.
Parents have been found to be more controlling with daughters than with sons — and controlling parenting is linked to a greater risk of anxiety disorders in kids.
The board of directors of tanker operator DHT Holdings rejected the latest takeover offer from Norway’s Frontline Ltd. (Maritime Executive) China is considering taking a controlling stake in Myanmar’s deep sea port of Kyauk Pyu on the Bay of Bengal.
Her guy's threat to kill himself is extremely emotionally manipulative and classic abusive and controlling behavior.
An area of the brain associated with controlling emotions increased sharply, and decreased in areas associated with rejection, according to the study.
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First Known Use of controlling
CONTROLLING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of controlling for English Language Learners
: having a need to control other people's behavior
: having the power to control how something is managed or done
: giving someone the power to control how something is managed or done
Legal Definition of controlling
1a : exercising domination or influence the controlling principles of law b : dispositive judgment debtor's stipulation to pay a specified amount is not controlling — J. H. Friedenthal et al.
2 : having controlling interest controlling shareholders
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