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  • as indominate
  • as indomineer
  • as inpreponderate
  • as insway

synonyms for lead by the nose

  • command
  • control
  • dictate
  • influence
  • lead
  • manage
  • monopolize
  • overshadow
  • prevail
  • run
  • boss
  • direct
  • domineer
  • eclipse
  • handle
  • head
  • outshine
  • overbear
  • overrule
  • predominate
  • preponderate
  • reign
  • subject
  • subjugate
  • sway
  • tyrannize
  • call the shots
  • detract from
  • have one's way
  • have upper hand
  • hold sway over
  • keep under thumb
  • lay down the law
  • play first fiddle
  • prevail over
  • rule the roost
  • run the show
  • sit on top of
  • superabound
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antonyms for lead by the nose

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  • follow
  • lose
  • obey
  • mismanage
  • neglect
  • submit
  • go along
  • surrender
  • yield
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How to use lead by the nose in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
These differences of interests will lead to disputes, ill blood, and finally to separation.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
His nose was hooked and rather large, his eyes were blue, bright as steel, and set a trifle wide.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
I looked round to see where our help was most wanted, and was about to lead them forward, when I heard the voice of the Alcalde.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Sympathising with its desires, Benjy changed his posture, and managed just to touch the nose of his enemy.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
He walked first to one side, and then the other, rooting in the dirt with his funny, rubbery nose.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
He was mounted on a spirited horse and his manner showed he was ready for any kind of an adventure, no matter where it might lead.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
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