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domineering
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
tending to exercise control over others in an autocratic manner
  • "Let her go, and the sooner the better; she won't be trying to domineer over me again in a hurry."
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (95% in)
  • Not that Mrs. Tulliver's feeble beseeching could have had this feather's weight in virtue of her single personality; but whenever she departed from entire assent to her husband, he saw in her the representative of the Dodson family; and it was a guiding principle with Mr. Tulliver to let the Dodsons know that they were not to domineer over him, or—more specifically—that a male Tulliver was far more than equal to four female Dodsons, even though one of them was Mrs. Glegg.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Christmas Holidays (74% in)
  • If Wakem were to meet him then, Mr. Tulliver would look straight at him, and the rascal would perhaps be forsaken a little by his cool, domineering impudence.
    5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- A Day of Reckoning (25% in)

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