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expecting unquestioning obedience

having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

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One fell into a condition where everything acted against the natural tendency, and the other where everything acted for it; and so one turned out a pretty wilful, stout, overbearing old democrat, and the other a wilful, stout old despot.
The military part of his life has furnished him with many adventures, in the relation of which he is very agreeable to the company, for he is never overbearing, though accustomed to command men in the utmost degree below him, nor ever too obsequious, from an habit of obeying men highly above him.
139-146) And again, she bare the Cyclopes, overbearing in spirit, Brontes, and Steropes and stubborn-hearted Arges (6), who gave Zeus the thunder and made the thunderbolt: in all else they were like the gods, but one eye only was set in the midst of their fore-heads.
In the first place, he is the son of a wealthy and wise father, Anthemion, who acquired his wealth, not by accident or gift, like Ismenias the Theban (who has recently made himself as rich as Polycrates), but by his own skill and industry, and who is a well- conditioned, modest man, not insolent, or overbearing, or annoying; moreover, this son of his has received a good education, as the Athenian people certainly appear to think, for they choose him to fill the highest offices.
There is always some levelling circumstance that puts down the overbearing, the strong, the rich, the fortunate, substantially on the same ground with all others.
Osborne, whose conduct to him, and to all inferiors, was generally overbearing (nor does the continental domestic like to be treated with insolence as our own better-tempered servants do), and secondly, he was angry that so many valuables should be removed from under his hands, to fall into other people's possession when the English discomfiture should arrive.
Next morning, however, he was lively enough as man-boat, a combination of splashing and shout ing; of the insolent commotion below with the steady overbearing glare of the silent head-piece above.
He was tall, well set-up, good-looking and healthy; and his clear pale face had under its commonplace refinement that slight tinge of overbearing brutality which is given by the possession of only partly difficult accomplishments; by excelling in games, or in the art of making money; by the easy mastery over animals and over needy men.
His countenance had that look of grave, overbearing indifference once well known and much dreaded by the better sort of thieves.
It is your imaginative superior who is touchy, overbearing, and difficult to please; but every ship Captain MacWhirr commanded was the floating abode of harmony and peace.
An overbearing, swarthy young man in a student's cloak, who came rushing in, demanded Ziemianitch, beat him furiously, and rushed away without a word, leaving the eating-house keeper paralysed with astonishment.
Mr Wrayburn, at least I know very well that it would be idle to set myself against you in insolent words or overbearing manners.
They're slightly tingly on the tongue and leave my mouth feeling nicely refreshed without an overbearing mint-blast.
Commitment to Providing Relief for Overbearing Noise Peter Wilson , Technical Director at Echo Barrier, added, "Attenuating noise from heating, cooling and power equipment is a very common use for Echo Barrier.
But with an overbearing sense of guilt, and a lot of alcohol in his system, will Peter confess to Steve?