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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTIMIDATES

Yet the opinion of the public, which intimidates us, is no mere bugbear.

And it is that which, above all, at once fascinates and intimidates us.

Yes, Monsieur, his soul; for what is it that intimidates the infantry?

It is the certainty of punishment which intimidates professional rascals.

He rejoins his negro, and, if I know my man, he intimidates this boy into silence like the grave.

In North America he intimidates, quells and exorcises them with furious boasting.

This power elects our Congress, selects our Presidents, and intimidates our courts.

For the spirit of distrust makes the soldier suspicious, and intimidates the general.

It is the suddenness with which the idea of danger presents itself, quite as much as the extent of the danger, which intimidates.

The politician execrates it, the merchant despises it, it intimidates and baffles legions of bad painters.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Medieval Latin intimidatus, past participle of intimidare "to frighten, intimidate," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + timidus "fearful" (see timid). Related: Intimidated; intimidating.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.