1. the trait of being imperious and overbearing
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How To Use overbearingness In A Sentence

  • There was a certain overbearingness and - what shall I say? Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle
  • Armed with the prestige and filled with the scornful overbearingness of the conquering nation, they have the feelings inspired by absolute power without its sense of responsibility. Representative Government
  • The strings add a treacly overbearingness to something that wasn't very fun to begin with - I know they were trying to be Queen a la "Bohemian Rhapsody", but couldn't even get close to Paul McCartney's "Back Seat of My Car" in terms of rock opera. Skydiving naked from an aeroplane
  • Does Barack Obama really embrace “abrasiveness, arrogance, and overbearingness” as the model for his cabinet? Against Larry Summers, the Friedmanite
  • As I note in my book, professor Stephen Thernstrom, who is one of the most prominent conservatives at Harvard, supported Summers but admitted that Summers is in the “top tenth of one percent of any scale measuring abrasiveness, arrogance, and overbearingness.” Against Larry Summers, the Friedmanite
  • That does not change the fact that it is his overbearingness which makes your path as though you trod on nettles, -- for certainly I know it is so, though you will not say it! The Ward of King Canute; a romance of the Danish conquest
  • Dennitzans didn't react to overbearingness as meekly as citizens of the inner Empire were wont to. A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows
  • Then he said he knew I'd already been sounding men out about getting together against the king, to withstand his overbearingness and, if need be, fight. Time Patrolman
  • And she repeated to Edward in every possible tone that the girl did not love him; that the girl detested him for his brutality, his overbearingness, his drinking habits. The Good Soldier
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