Thesaurus / browbeat
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
He sent the woman up to her room to pack while he expostulated with and browbeat the excited bridegroom in the carriage.
GALLEGHER AND OTHER STORIESRICHARD HARDING DAVIS
He proceeded to harangue and even to browbeat the Mayor, who was a very insignificant person compared with Commodore Decatur.
TWELVE NAVAL CAPTAINSMOLLY ELLIOT SEAWELL
Especially as you know perfectly well, and just want to browbeat me into telling lies.
THE MAGIC WORLDEDITH NESBIT
I now think I was wrong; but I had a feeling that the principal intended to browbeat me into an acknowledgment.
BREAKING AWAYOLIVER OPTIC
I have seen young men browbeat their sisters, tease them, and be continually unkind.
WHAT A YOUNG WOMAN OUGHT TO KNOWMARY WOOD-ALLEN
A human soul was involved, and no man, be he lawyer or lover, should browbeat or persuade her.
THE OPENED SHUTTERSCLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
This unhappy desire of his to browbeat her into a state which he defined as normal, Rachel had accepted in numb helplessness.
ERIK DORNBEN HECHT
Desperate, facing ruin, some of the planters went after labor too strongly, frightened and browbeat the Bogobos into working.
TERRYCHARLES GOFF THOMSON
He believed he had some unsophisticated livyeres to deal with, whom he could easily browbeat out of their rights.
UNGAVA BOBDILLON WALLACE
WORDS RELATED TO BROWBEAT
- be in the saddle
- boss around
- call the shots
- in the driver's seat
- keep under thumb
- kick around
- lead by the nose
- push the buttons
- rule the roost
- run the show
- run things
- throw weight around
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.