Governor


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Governor

1. The head of a bank, especially but not necessarily a central bank. For example, the highest post in the Bank of England is called the Governor.

2. More generally, a term for some chief executives, especially heads of political subdivisions. For example, the head of an American state is called a governor.
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Of letters I know but little," said Sancho, "for I don't even know the A B C; but it is enough for me to have the Christus in my memory to be a good governor.
In most of these particulars, the power of the President will resemble equally that of the king of Great Britain and of the governor of New York.
Will you see the register at once," asked the governor, "or proceed to the other cell?
I am here, Sir Governor, because the cry of an oppressed people hath disturbed me in my secret place; and beseeching this favor earnestly of the Lord, it was vouchsafed me to appear once again on earth, in the good old cause of his saints.
In 1644 it was highly honored; for Governor Endicott sat in it when he gave audience to an ambassador from the French governor of Acadia, or Nova Scotia.
Really, my dear governor, I begin to think you are acting ceremoniously with me.
As to any "temperance captain" who stood fast to his faith, and refused to give up his sobriety, he might go elsewhere for a market, for he stood no chance with the governor.
Then it is a good thing, O Excellency Our Governor, that you come and see the crops which have failed, and discover that we have not lied.
Landlady wouldn't have trusted me with it, Governor.
He shouted with increasing hoarseness, "The governor, the governor
A few minutes later the Governor received Alpatych and hurriedly said to him:
A GOVERNOR visiting a State prison was implored by a Convict to pardon him.

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