Usage examples for domineer

  1. Lady Caroline was far from being a remarkably good bridge player, but she always managed to domineer mercilessly over any table that was favoured with her presence, and generally managed to win. – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  2. It was not hard to work for the children- to support and domineer over Susan; but it was hard for such an alert uncompromising little soul to tolerate that useless hulk- that heavy encumbrance of a man, for whom hope and life were dead. – The Doctor's Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  3. But does it perchance serve to make you think yourself better than others, quibble over texts, wear sour looks, domineer over others' consciences or give your own over to bondage; stifle your scruples, follow religious forms for fashion or gain, do good in the hope of escaping future punishment? – The Simple Life by Charles Wagner
  4. He had known Hector since he was a boy of five, and liked him far better than Guy, who was a newcomer, and a boy disposed to domineer over those whom he considered his inferiors. – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  5. I would counsel the Protector to take heed of those dangerous opinions in matters of religion which daily increase among you, and, if not prevented and curbed, will cause new troubles, they never resting till themselves may domineer in chief. – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke
  6. It is nothing but the depravity of the times that enables the emperor to domineer over the world. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  7. " I'm- I'm- astonished, Kate," she cried, with difficulty suppressing her inclination to domineer – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  8. Other charges are that the Jesuits meddle in all civil affairs, that their revenues are enormous in proportion to the poverty of the country, and that they are bound to domineer at whatever cost. – The Fighting Governor A Chronicle of Frontenac by Charles W. Colby Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton
  9. This did not give him any authority, except now and then he could advise his friends to change their hunting- grounds; but Kotuko used it to domineer a little, in the lazy, fat Inuit fashion, over the other boys, when they came out at night to play ball in the moonlight, or to sing the Child's Song to the Aurora Borealis. – The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  10. England would still be, as she had been under James the First, under Charles the First, and under Charles the Second, a power of the third rank; and France would domineer unchecked beyond the Alps and the Rhine. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  11. The captain might determine such trivial matters as hiring or discharging men, buying fuel, or contracting for freight; the clerk might lord it over the passengers, and the mate domineer over the black roustabouts; but the pilot moved along in a sort of isolated grandeur, the true monarch of all he surveyed. – American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot
  12. Even here, into my centre of repose, The shady visions come to domineer Insult, and blind, and stifle up my pomp. – Keats: Poems Published in 1820 by John Keats
  13. He hated the domination of others, but was prone to domineer himself. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  14. Our very servants would become our masters, and would take advantage of our easy- going ways to domineer over us, as in the case of " lone ladies" who are often half afraid to claim obedience from the domestics they keep and pay. – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  15. Military posts of surveillance were established over the State, and ignorant and insolent soldiers of another race, began to domineer over a people whom they regarded as inferiors. – History of the War Between Mexico and the United States, with a Preliminary View of its Origin, Volume 1 by Brantz Mayer
  16. You will domineer over her, and desire to have your own way. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  17. She is in earnest; now if I durst stay, how I would domineer over my Master; I never try'd perhaps, I may be valiant thus inspir'd. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  18. In England, indeed the towns never came to domineer as they did in the Netherlands. – Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward
  19. You do bravely domineer Whilst the sun upon you shineth: Yet, if any storm appear, Basely, then, your mind declineth. – Pastoral Poems by Nicholas Breton, Selected Poetry by George Wither, and Pastoral Poetry by William Browne (of Tavistock) by Nicholas Breton, George Wither, and William Browne (of Tavistock)