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I was intimidated on my first day at the job, but I’m comfortable now.
  make fearful of inadequacy

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intimidating intimidated intimidation intimidate intimidator intimidates intimidatingly
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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.
  • His eyes focus on me, trying to intimidate.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Although I was intimidated, I called "next" because I knew my deadline for going back to the house was quickly approaching.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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  • Clayton had learned a long time ago that his uniform intimidated most people.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Doctor Orangehair ... was not intimidated by Aunt Queen’s dramatic entrance.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • And he was trying to intimidate me.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • It intimidated me daily until one morning when someone pushed me on a bus and I pushed back.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I wince at his handshake, wondering if my own will ever be as intimidating.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • He can be really intimidating when he wants to be.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed

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  • There are two policemen by the front office—they actually seem intimidated by the mob of kids flowing past them and out the front doors of the school.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Do guys find you too intimidating?
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • It was incredibly intimidating.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • It was a beat before Brian even registered the threat, but he clearly wasn’t intimidated.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • She simply felt she had to intimidate us out of something that most of us wanted but that she felt she needed.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • I could be intimidating when I needed to be or find ways to make the palace a very unwelcoming environment.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • After more than a year together, fighting for survival along with Lana and Trina and the rest of them, Mark wasn’t intimidated by the old bear anymore.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • I was barely sixteen years old and a little bit intimidated by this ballsy chick, but I’d said why not.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • "You think you can intimidate me with your swanlike good looks, but I’m not that kind of girl."
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • He listened to her, always seemed a little intimidated by her, even awed.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Scared and confused, and visibly intimidated by Annie, he was soon walking down the steps, and across the lawn, dodging revelers.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • One Talib could intimidate a whole village.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Even though she was a full foot shorter than I was, she still managed to be intimidating.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • So far no one had threatened me with anything more intimidating than a scowl or a harsh word, and no other prisoner had asked anything of me.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • At the time, Harvard Law School was a pretty intimidating place, especially for a twenty-one-year-old.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I was tight-lipped and grim, and, after the events of the last several days, not terribly intimidated by the authority of two paunchy old men.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Why don’t you berate and intimidate them?
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Even hog-tied and wingless, he sure could give an intimidating look.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • "I know this all seems strange and intimidating and, yes, unfair, but we’re here for a reason," he told the crowd.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • She perched against the edge of the counter, diminishing her height so she was eye level, but she still seemed intimidating with her folded arms and unimpressed scowl.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I stood up straight, hoping Cade and Mikey would be intimidated by my regal bearing and divine beauty.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • But he was only thinking of Sticky to take his mind off himself, for the prospect of groping about in the darkness intimidated him more than he cared to admit.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Judith was not so easily intimidated.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Another tactic meant to confuse and intimidate her.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • "It’s a lovely mine," apologized the Humbug, who was always intimidated by loud noises.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • "If, instead of trying to intimidate your young brother, you would emulate him and use that mind of yours, perhaps you’d find things much easier.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • The intimidating figure stared down at me with disdain, as if I were less than a piece of lint on his coat.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Adults didn’t intimidate her, and neither did strangers of any age.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Maynard was one of the most intimidating, dangerous men I’d ever had the displeasure of defending.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Intimidating?
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Nick could hit and hurt and intimidate, but Mo pointed him at the people who needed to be intimidated.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Victor seemed more intent on intimidating Gino than he was on getting the ball.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • A lot of young kids get intimidated when the surf starts getting huge.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • And military personnel lower in rank could have their legal counsel argue that you had intimidated their clients by shoving your rank in their face.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Clearly, intimidation didn’t work.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • It doesn’t look nearly as big or intimidating as I’ve been imagining.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Sometimes it seems the whole process is designed to be as intimidating and confusing as possible.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • She’s not intimidated by the popular kids or the ones with the rich parents, and she doesn’t want to be your friend.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I asked, a trifle intimidated at the show of power.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Out in the sunlight, he was far less intimidating than he had been in the shade.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
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