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The Brothers Karamazov
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intimidate
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • At first he almost flew at me and tried to intimidate me, but as soon as he saw the money he had begun embracing me; he kept touching me with his hands.
  • Dmitri, who had never seen the elder, naturally supposed that his father was trying to intimidate him, but, as he secretly blamed himself for his outbursts of temper with his father on several recent occasions, he accepted the challenge.
  • And here we have a man of that type who had really been driven to wrong-doing by terror and intimidation.
  • Buffoonery in them is a form of resentful irony against those to whom they daren’t speak the truth, from having been for years humiliated and intimidated by them.
  • "But perhaps it was not a case of active complicity on Smerdyakov’s part, but only of passive acquiescence; perhaps Smerdyakov was intimidated and agreed not to prevent the murder, and foreseeing that he would be blamed for letting his master be murdered, without screaming for help or resisting, he may have obtained permission from Dmitri Karamazov to get out of the way by shamming a fit—’you may murder him as you like; it’s nothing to me.’

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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.

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