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  • Her mother is opinionated and domineering.
  • a domineering personality
  • When he came into our alley, he held his head high and spoke in domineering tones.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Again the voice was not loud so much as chillingly domineering, scathing, irruptive.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Cindy repressed an urge to hug the cranky; domineering editor right on the bull pen floor.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Even now, as he sits there fiddling with some kind of plastic box, he’s easily ignored in the presence of his large and domineering companions.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Then there’s the domineering Kennedy Airport air traffic controllers ordering the planes around.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • He began speaking in a loud, rather domineering voice.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Franz was less enthusiastic; but the count exercised over him also the ascendency a strong mind always acquires over a mind less domineering.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Trying not to be intimidated by the fierce domineering look he got from her, he ordered the soldiers to inspect the ranch.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate

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  • It pleased me to domineer over her, and she generally submitted to my tyranny rather than risk a hand-to-hand encounter.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • I had very low self-esteem as a child, which I kept with me for many, many years; and even now I don’t want to be around anyone who is domineering or pushing me around because it makes me nervous.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • — proud and very domineering, the sort of witch who would have been mortified to produce a Squib-
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • She said you were domineering and rude.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Well, we MUST be for ourselves in the long run; the mild and generous are only more justly selfish than the domineering; and it ended when circumstances caused each to feel that the one’s interest was not the chief consideration in the other’s thoughts.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Nor, in profile, does this wondrous brow diminish; though that way viewed its grandeur does not domineer upon you so.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Obey the bride, you that attend on her; Go to the feast, revel and domineer, Carouse full measure to her maidenhead, Be mad and merry, or go hang yourselves: But for my bonny Kate, she must with me.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Each time the fall of a city like Naples, Rome or Florence seemed imminent, Major — de Coverley would pack his musette bag, commandeer an airplane and a pilot, and have himself flown away, accomplishing all this without uttering a word, by the sheer force of his solemn, domineering visage and the peremptory gestures of his wrinkled finger.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The old man was alarmed and Zoraida too, for the Moors commonly, and, so to speak, instinctively have a dread of the Turks, but particularly of the soldiers, who are so insolent and domineering to the Moors who are under their power that they treat them worse than if they were their slaves.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Put that along with her resentment of Higgins’s domineering superiority, and her mistrust of his coaxing cleverness in getting round her and evading her wrath when he had gone too far with his impetuous bullying, and you will see that Eliza’s instinct had good grounds for warning her not to marry her Pygmalion.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • Nor was she domineering, nor was she tyrannical.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • When they are away from their families — in different contexts — older siblings are no more likely to be domineering and younger siblings no more likely to be rebellious than anyone else.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Her life had gotten bound up with a domineering man, and so she shrank from the challenge her sisters were giving her.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • There is something very sad in the extinction of a family of renown, even if it was fierce, domineering, feudal renown.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Aziz was friendly and domineering.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • "Let her go, and the sooner the better; she won’t be trying to domineer over me again in a hurry."
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Old Mrs. Mingott had always professed a great admiration for Julius Beaufort, and there was a kind of kinship in their cool domineering way and their short-cuts through the conventions.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • They were both embarrassed, and to relieve her feeling she became harsh and domineering.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • They say that Glorvina gives herself airs and that Peggy herself is ill tolerably domineering.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Grace had grown too possessive, domineering and selfish.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • That a girl so brittle and domineering should be brought this low by a couple of nineyear-old boys seemed wondrous to Briony, and it gave her a sense of her own power.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Her quiet eye discerned that Henchard’s tigerish affection for the younger man, his constant liking to have Farfrae near him, now and then resulted in a tendency to domineer, which, however, was checked in a moment when Donald exhibited marks of real offence.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • All day he lay there listening to the silence of huddled trees with only a domineering black hen for company.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • ’I shall, soon enough, be put out, though, if anybody tries to domineer it over me: and so I give you notice, master.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • When she arrived at Millennium’s offices, Modig found that she liked the self-confident and slightly domineering woman with the dimples and shock of short blond hair.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Like most sons of domineering men, I had a compulsive need to test the quality of my manhood by marching resolutely into the territory he had carefully marked out as his own.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • For the variety of behaviour in men that have drunk too much, is the same with that of Mad-men: some of them Raging, others Loving, others laughing, all extravagantly, but according to their severall domineering Passions: For the effect of the wine, does but remove Dissimulation; and take from them the sight of the deformity of their Passions.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • …a hairpin to open it with ah horquilla disobliging old thing and it staring her in the face with her switch of false hair on her and vain about her appearance ugly as she was near 80 or a loo her face a mass of wrinkles with all her religion domineering because she never could get over the Atlantic fleet coming in half the ships of the world and the Union Jack flying with all her carabineros because 4 drunken English sailors took all the rock from them and because I didnt run into mass…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He is acrid, suspicious, domineering, difficult (I am comparing him with Percival).
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Servile and fawning as he had been before, he was now as domineering and bellicose.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • He was very domineering and could be as mean as a stepped-on copperhead sometimes.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • She was a domineering woman, who had trained her sons to march to her command.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Is not the love of wealth as domineering and enterprising a passion as that of power or glory?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • A masterful person is a dominant, domineering person, but a masterly piece of work is masterly.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Growing up, he took orders from his domineering father and looked up to his charismatic older brother.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • He rebelled against his domineering father, dropped out of school at the age of fifteen, and left home.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • She dreaded hearing him speak, because now there was a new tone in his voice: familiar, half-insolent, domineering.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • Jett’s domineering way might be responsible for the discontent of his wife and the taciturnity of his men.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • Rather spoilt and domineering, and decidedly vulgar, but, on the whole, a genial and fairly presentable old blackguard of a woman.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  • She was uninterested in towering, square-jawed men with huge domineering faces, who were to be bred like horses with horse-like women.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
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