domineer

[ UK /dˌɒmɪnˈi‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˌdɑməˈnɪɹ/ ]
VERB
  1. rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner
    her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her
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How To Use domineer In A Sentence

  • Untrained, they can be domineering, independent and reserved, especially when bred from working bloodlines - show lines tend to be calmer and more subdued.
  • But her body-language seems to go beyond that into "domineering" posture, which turns me off without regard to gender or creed. Weird twitches
  • There's nothing quite like a domineering matriarch to fall in love with and Streep not only neuters her on-screen male counterparts but the audience as well.
  • It was soon after that Mrs Rognes began her career, domineering the Ladies' Circle at church.
  • She's 29 and married but her husband is very domineering. The Sun
  • She was domineering, cold, bitter and demanding, and was often called a ‘tyrant.’
  • We may be about to witness the total eclipse of a domineering political clique after 13 years of unbridled power. The Sun
  • I have come into villages where, had we acted a domineering part, and rummaged every hut, we should have found nothing; but by sitting down quietly, and waiting with patience until the villagers were led to form a favorable opinion of us, a woman would bring out a shellful of the precious fluid from I know not where. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa
  • He was a bluff, domineering character who exuded confidence though politically he often showed signs of naivety.
  • You also tend to take a know-it-all attitude and to be domineering, which others feel and resent.
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