overawe

[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəɹˈɔː/ ]
VERB
  1. subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
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How To Use overawe In A Sentence

  • I'm just finishing up a study about how one group of people used overwhelming displays of violence to overawe and terrorize another group into docility and obedience.
  • The entire metropolitan center possessed a high and mighty air calculated to overawe and abash the common applicant and to make the gulf between poverty and success seem both wide and deep.
  • No doubt he is a little overawed by the array of rugby knowledge here so let's give him a fair chance. Times, Sunday Times
  • If anyone had thought that the global elite was not overawed by a little stardust, think again. Times, Sunday Times
  • The entire metropolitan center possessed a high and mighty air calculated to overawe and abash the common applicant.
  • What's certain is that she won't be overawed. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was autumn, 1541. Following the uncovering of a plot against his throne in Yorkshire, King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to overawe his rebellious subjects there.
  • Now that she was due to walk out on to the stage herself she became overawed with admiration. THE RIVAL QUEENS: A COUNTESS ASHBY DE LA ZOUCHE MYSTERY
  • We were not overawed by their reputation as world champions, however, and physically there wasn't too much in it.
  • She is overawed by the moody magnificence of Glencoe, and entranced by the beauty of Edinburgh.
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