Definitions

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  • adj. Inhibited or restrained in one's words and actions.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of control.

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  • adj. restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds

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Examples

  • & CEO, WORLD SHIPPING COU.CIL: There is no evidence that terminal facilities operations conducted by foreign controlled companies are any less secure or in any way less compliant with security regulations, or in any way less cooperative with U.S. government security authorities than U. S.-controlled companies.

    CNN Transcript Feb 28, 2006

  • The MPs said that the term "controlled archive" was used in an attempt to hide that it was a list of lost applicants.

    BBC News - Home

  • We also object to the euphemistic term 'controlled archive'.

    MPs attack archive of lost asylum applicants

  • The first thing I notice is what I call a controlled creative clutter.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • BLITZER: Because the -- the pilots 'union suggested that pilots should be allowed to have what they called controlled naps.

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2009

  • It would only be given under what I call controlled environment.

    CNN Transcript Aug 20, 2009

  • I think that they have an inclination to talk too much just to what they call controlled assets, that is spies that they ` ve recruited and pay.

    CNN Transcript Aug 24, 2006

  • That arrest occurred Tuesday in Spring Valley, New York, according to a DEA official, two of the agency's undercover agents make what they call a controlled delivery of marijuana to Sean James Timoney at a hotel there.

    CNN Transcript Nov 3, 2005

  • The key to intercepting a shipment is intercepting it and then allowing it to be completed, what we call a controlled delivery.

    A Conversation with Matthew F. Bogdanos

  • He was continuing to bring the balloon down on the, what they call a controlled descent, until he had gotten to about 500 feet.

    CNN Transcript Aug 17, 2001

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