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Definition tending to exercise control over others in an autocratic manner
  • Her mother is opinionated and domineering.
  • a domineering personality
  • Martin was so quietly domineering, so stubbornly persistent—and always so plausible—oh, so plausible
    Mr. and Mrs. Julius Haldeman  --  Dust
  • I should think you could be trained into a very good husband—you know, not one of the domineering kind, but one who considered his wife was just as much an individual as himself and just as much a free agent.
    Jack London  --  Adventure
  • ...a handsome face with fierce, domineering eyes...
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Valley of Fear
  • ...the count exercised over him also the ascendancy a strong mind always acquires over a mind less domineering.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I cannot get on without domineering and tyrannising over someone, but .... there is no explaining anything by reasoning and so it is useless to reason.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • He began speaking in a loud, rather domineering voice.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • '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 he came into our alley, he held his head high and spoke in domineering tones.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • 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
  • Aziz was friendly and domineering.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Then there's the domineering Kennedy Airport air traffic controllers ordering the planes around.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • 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
  • They were both embarrassed, and to relieve her feeling she became harsh and domineering.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • 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
  • They say that Glorvina gives herself airs and that Peggy herself is ill tolerably domineering.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Nor, in profile, does this wondrous brow diminish; though that way viewed its grandeur does not domineer upon you so.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • 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
  • 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

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