OVERBEARING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OVERBEARING
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 a.  expecting unquestioning obedience; overwhelming in power or significance
Classic Sentence:
1  And not only that, but moody stricken Ahab stood before them with a crucifixion in his face; in all the nameless regal overbearing dignity of some mighty woe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
2  As he said this, Ahab advanced upon him with such overbearing terrors in his aspect, that Stubb involuntarily retreated.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29. Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb.
3  He was generous to his friends and equals, but proud, dominant, overbearing, to inferiors, and utterly unmerciful to whatever set itself up against him.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
4  She was also quite venomously overbearing with the servants, Connie found: but in a quiet way.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
5  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.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
6  Maria did not understand why Joe laughed so much over the answer he had made but she said that the manager must have been a very overbearing person to deal with.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In CLAY
7  And yet she's firmly persuaded that I'm an arbitrary overbearing bossing kind of person.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT II
Example Sentence:
1  "In choosing a husband," she said, "good birth is of overbearing importance; compared to that, neither wealth nor talent signifies."