The booths were planted in a cornfield, and the circuit of the fair, which was like a well-governed city, was over three miles.
Will you, then, avoid these well-governed cities, and the best-ordered men?
Everything indicated that the capital of a civilized and well-governed country was close at hand.
Colombo is an especially well-regulated and well-governed town.
It is because we wish you to be strong that we desire to see you rich, instructed, and well-governed.
There appears in the face of the woman a mixture of fear, hope, and modesty; in the bridegroom, a well-governed rapture.
When this training is reinforced by the well-governed school, a solid foundation for civic character is likely to be laid.
well-governed societies do not supply similar material because they rarely need to probe political fundamentals.
It is a great mistake to think that our scholars are too young to appreciate a well-prepared lesson or a well-governed school.
Motive X. Lastly, consider, that holy, well-governed families are blessed with the special presence and favour of God.
late 13c., from Old French governer (11c., Modern French gouverner) "govern," from Latin gubernare "to direct, rule, guide, govern" (cf. Spanish gobernar, Italian governare), originally "to steer," a nautical borrowing from Greek kybernan "to steer or pilot a ship, direct" (the root of cybernetics). The -k- to -g- sound shift is perhaps via the medium of Etruscan. Related: Governed; governing.