The whole atmosphere of the huge block of flats, the richness and spaciousness of everything, the unfamiliar smells of good food and good tobacco, the silent and incredibly rapid lifts sliding up and down, the white-jacketed servants hurrying to and fro — everything was intimidating.
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I was intimidated on my first day at the job, but I’m comfortable now.
The gang intimidates everyone in the neighborhood and collects protection money from storekeepers.