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verb as in daunt

verb as in dazzle

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Clubs were formed to discuss the great questions of the day, to mold public opinion, and to overawe the Assembly.

Government apprehended an attempt to overawe parliament and stationed soldiers in the neighbourhood of Westminster Hall.

Omsk is the center of that military organization of Western Siberia which is intended to overawe the Kirghiz population.

To hasten the crisis a regiment supported by a naval force was sent to overawe the rebellious town.

An eye he had––age-wise ways and a glance to overawe my youth––but what was he, after all, in such a case as this?


On this page you'll find 498 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overawe, such as: alarm, astonish, daunt, dazzle, flabbergast, and frighten.

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