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controller
as in:  hire a new controller


The controller will give a full report and recommendations to the Board in March.
  someone responsible for supervising an organization’s financial matters — especially for a business corporation
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controller controllers controllership
Strongly Associated with:   comptroller
Notes:
Note that the words comptroller and controller are interchangeable; though controller is more often used in businesses and comptroller is more often used for government or non-profit agencies.
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  • The controller will give a full report and recommendations to the Board in March.
  • The gamers I’d seen the night before had fallen asleep on the couch with the controllers still in their hands.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • He was sitting on the floor, fiddling with the Xbox controller.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The controller.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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  • He grins, pretends he’s putting on a helmet, then he pushes the controller to its max position and takes off across the room.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • CONTROLLERS SAW SMOKE FROM ILL-FATED PLANE
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • The most important part was a robot controller, a compact-but-versatile black square that contained all the processors, connections, and radio controls needed.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Two years into life at Thurmond, the camp controllers started work on the Factory.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Destructive, powerful controllers of heat and fire.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • He flicked a handheld controller toward the screen.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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  • Fred, who was soon to become an air traffic controller, had a new prosthetic leg.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I walked over to Danny and told him to get the comms up and let the controllers know we were down.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • He stared at the screen, not even glancing at me, and howled, all the while pounding away at his controller.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Jordan was usually to be found sprawled out on their futon, his long legs dangling over the side, the controller for their Xbox in his hand.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • He’s now studying to be an air traffic controller.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • On stormy nights, air traffic controllers hear pilots talking about running out of fuel all the time.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Then the Boreads switched them on, and Leo realized they were flashlights with orange cones, like the ones traffic controller guys use on a runway.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Kyle had a video game controller in his hands, and Jace was leaning forward, his elbows on his knees, watching intently.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • The controller’s initial response was a babbling, lame attempt to protect the privacy of their British client—one of the airfield’s most respected customers.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • And up above the net, next to one of the Cupids, a glass-windowed booth that must be the controller’s station.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • It took forever—I mean, it was worse than the time I’d had to untangle all my video game controller wires.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Every once in a while a story would start about how young girls were stolen and enslaved by the controllers of the industry, and perhaps many of the stories were true.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • I mean, even air-traffic controllers and the president of the United States take vacations, but look at your average high school student, and you’ll see someone who’s putting in time twenty-four hours a day, for the entire length of the school year.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Hummer 1 On Hummer 1, the controller was thinking fast.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Do you know that I am called Florian Barbedienne, actual lieutenant to monsieur the provost, and, moreover, commissioner, inquisitor, controller, and examiner, with equal power in provostship, bailiwick, preservation, and inferior court of judicature?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • All this the Thanatopsis Club was to accomplish with no difficulty whatever, since its several husbands were the controllers of business and politics.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • In the first are encountered the instructive experiences of life; in the second these are digested, assimilated to the inner forces of the dreamer; while in the third all is enjoyed and known unconsciously, in the "space within the heart," the room of the inner controller, the source and end of all.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • And by reading of these Greek, and Latine Authors, men from their childhood have gotten a habit (under a false shew of Liberty,) of favouring tumults, and of licentious controlling the actions of their Soveraigns; and again of controlling those controllers, with the effusion of so much blood; as I think I may truly say, there was never any thing so deerly bought, as these Western parts have bought the learning of the Greek and Latine tongues.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • My fates permit me not from hence to fly; Nor he, the great controller of the sky.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • The air controller here in the tower!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He could turn the ship by pulling on the throttle, fire weapons by sampling an album, or raise sails by shaking his Wii controllers really fast.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • I put my controller down and leaned back on our foam couch and was asleep.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • He returned a minute later with a handful of television cables and video-game controllers.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Steve paused and looked up as one of’ the ground controllers started waving.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • THE MARINES BROUGHT IN A FAC (FORWARD AIR controller), to call in air support against the in— surgents.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • We played for a while longer, until Ben just curled onto the floor, holding the controller up to his chest, and went to sleep.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • This one began leaping around the deck, stuffing things in a burlap bag—Piper’s dagger, Leo’s Wii controllers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • He had headed the human-performance division of the team, searching for errors possibly committed by the flight crew or air-traffic controllers.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • I have voltage controllers in my kit!
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Maybe there’s a hacker-in-charge, an en, sitting in the Enterprise’s control tower, moving these guys around like an air traffic controller.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Capitola, Mrs. Ross McGurk, had been opposed to woman suffrage— until she learned that women were certain to get the vote—but she was a complete controller of virtuous affairs.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • This is the Controller; this is his fordship, Mustapha Mond.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • The Senior Controller on duty was Ace Atkins, a former fighter pilot, like Mark an eagle colonel.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • In May fifty-one I was posted to Berlin as D.C.A.—Deputy Controller of Area.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • Hart is Controller of the Oxford University Press, and the Authors’ and Printers’ Dictionary is an authority accepted by nearly all of the great English book publishers and newspapers.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Leo stepped forward, wagging his Wii controller.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Unsurprisingly, the punishment for talking back to a PSF or camp controller was the same, only you also weren’t given food and, sometimes, not even water.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • It only took me fifteen minutes to put a controller on a reserve power line, then another hour to go outside and run the line to where the battery used to be.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • He exchanged the Wii controller for a screwdriver from his magic tool belt and tapped the statue’s pedestal.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • With a sigh he dropped the controller.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
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Associated words [difficulty]:   controller [2] , comptroller [8]
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