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I can see it leaking out in fifty different ways,--just the same strong, overbearing, dominant spirit.
A virtue went out from him overbearing the virtue of lesser persons.
It was transient: cleared away in an instant; but Anne could imagine she read there the consciousness of having, by some complication of mutual trick, or some overbearing authority of his, been obliged to attend(perhaps for half an hour) to his lectures and restrictions on her designs on Sir Walter.
There was something so ruthless in the boy, so overbearing and heartless.
Indeed, they are children both--the one wizened and cantankerous, the other formidable and overbearing, yet each with a brain which has put him in the front rank of his scientific age.
His bullying, overbearing manner was all gone too, and he cringed along at my companion's side like a dog with its master.
Many people mistake the shy man's timidity for overbearing arrogance and are awed and insulted by it.
Commotions also will happen in an oligarchy from one party's overbearing and insulting another, or from their quarrelling about their law-suits or marriages.
Why, thou didst but just now rap me thrice, and I thee never a once, save by overbearing thee by my strength.
It was amusing to me to see how the detective's overbearing manner had changed suddenly to that of a child asking questions of its teacher.
It seems unfortunate that strong people are usually so disagreeable and overbearing that no one cares for them.
In his stalking and rushing of the wild-dog, he had been more sound and fury than an overbearing bully.