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A rebel army was now controlling the northern half of the country.
Most of the news media were controlled by the central government.
a real estate company that controls assets worth $200 million
The surgeon controls the device remotely using a computer terminal.
I hit a patch of ice and couldn't control the car.
The flow of water is controlled by a series of valves.
The temperature in the museum is carefully controlled.
the parts of the brain that control our breathing
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the seed of a plant called anise, used for adding flavour to food and drink
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