There were, really, only two people who commanded full attention.
The page has attracted some 482,000 “likes” and commanded considerable international attention.
The tiny Mrs. Young, dressed in a red-and-white patterned cotton sleeveless dress, commanded the jury's attention.
Among his long list of accomplishments, Petraeus commanded a division that helped liberate Iraq.
The most effective of these military forces was the Jordanian Arab Legion, commanded by British officers.
Was it ordered and commanded that you should oppose what was ordered and commanded!
From this position he commanded with his rifle the sweep of hillside all around the cabin.
He commanded light to be and the solid earth, by his spoken word.
We should, therefore, love and trust in Him, and cheerfully do what He has commanded us.
Captain Lutwidge commanded the latter vessel, and had on board a young boy—Nelson, the future naval hero.
c.1300, from Old French comander "to order, enjoin, entrust" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *commandare, from Latin commendare "to recommend, entrust to" (see commend), altered by influence of Latin mandare "to commit, entrust" (see mandate (n.)). Replaced Old English bebeodan. Related: Commanded; commanding.
c.1400, "order, command," from Old French comand (14c.), from comander (see command (v.)). Meaning "control, authority" is from mid-15c.