browbeating


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brow·beat

 (brou′bēt′)
tr.v. brow·beat, brow·beat·en (-bēt′n), brow·beat·ing, brow·beats
To intimidate or subjugate by an overbearing manner or domineering speech; bully. See Synonyms at intimidate.

brow′beat′er n.
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These poor girls had never known the advantages of settled homes, decorous example, or honest Protestant education; resident a few months now in one Catholic school, now in another, as their parents wandered from land to land--from France to Germany, from Germany to Belgium --they had picked up some scanty instruction, many bad habits, losing every notion even of the first elements of religion and morals, and acquiring an imbecile indifference to every sentiment that can elevate humanity; they were distinguishable by an habitual look of sullen dejection, the result of crushed self-respect and constant browbeating from their Popish fellow-pupils, who hated them as English, and scorned them as heretics.
It further stated that threats, protests and browbeating could not stop NAB from performing its legal obligations.
CHISHTIAN -- PML (F) chairman Ejaz ul Haq has said browbeating and alleging courts is not becoming of the elected representatives of people.
Swanning off to his PS130million luxury yacht in the south of France after browbeating the workers into submission.
In the good old days politicians would settle for browbeating their constituents, riding the gravy train, and fiddling parliamentary expenses.
Valentine Dyall The girl with the missing toe, identified after her death via her ghostly footprints; the young couple in a wood gradually encircled and savaged by a massing of birds long before Hitchcock and even Du Maurier; the woman driven mad by yellow wallpaper who finally scrapes off a whole room with her fingernails; and best of all the small boy with an imaginary friend, a lion, and a browbeating father who suddenly vanishes at the sound of a roar, leaving only a shoe with his foot still in it.
Bex or Mario will leave the show tonight, but while Bex and Luke have been spending time having fun, fake Italian Mario, from Warrington, has been constantly browbeating his partner Lisa.
The Maoists say they are committed to the peace process but cannot yet renounce violence completely, a stance that analysts say is more aimed at browbeating political opponents than a real threat.
After years of browbeating from Wonder Women burning bras outside the boardroom - the ones who wanted to have their low-calorie cake and eat it - we lads are now wise to the ruse.
Browbeating Chloe will only make her even more resolute to resist him.