in (full) command of


: having complete control of
She seems to be in (full) command of the situation.

Examples of in (full) command of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The very next year, Cook was dispatched again, this time in command of two ships, the Resolution and the Adventure. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 Christopher Bailey, currently second in command of the department, will serve as acting chief of the city’s police department beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Jan. 2024 Syrskyi has been in command of land forces since the Russian invasion but was criticized for extending the defense of Bakhmut at great human cost. Frederik Pleitgen, CNN, 10 Feb. 2024 The 58-year-old general has been in command of Ukraine’s ground forces and appeared a natural choice for the promotion. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 10 Feb. 2024 Israeli authorities have issued no formal comment on the death Tuesday of Saleh al-Arouri, second in command of Hamas. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 3 Jan. 2024 Hendrickson had left strict orders with the brigadier general in command of the hospital: Only the White House would receive a record of the autopsy report, all other copies would be destroyed. Elliot Ackerman, WIRED, 6 Feb. 2024 Darlan, who was still in command of Vichy military forces, was at the time coordinating a defense against the American landing. Robert O. Paxton, Harper's Magazine, 17 Dec. 2023 McCarthy's talent is evident when in command of an offense, and some draft experts have keyed him in to be a first round draft pick, while others see Michigan's quarterback falling to Day 2 of the drat. Sahil Kurup, Detroit Free Press, 8 Jan. 2024

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“In (full) command of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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