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Synonyms for OVERBEARING

Usage Examples for OVERBEARING

  1. " I did not know- I did not dare-" murmured the sergeant, obviously cowed by this reproof, which had been delivered in the rough, overbearing tones peculiar to these men who, one and all, had risen from the gutter to places of importance and responsibility in the newly- modelled State. - "The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy
  2. Benton was deeply imbued with the masterful, overbearing spirit of the West,- a spirit whose manifestations are not always agreeable, but the possession of which is certainly a most healthy sign of the virile strength of a young community. - "Thomas Hart Benton" by Theodore Roosevelt