Example sentences for: overbearing

How can you use “overbearing” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Dr. Laura herself comes off as a somewhat cruel, mostly good-hearted, totally overbearing nag.

  • Europe calls American political and economic power overbearing, and the United States is wearying of its protector role.

  • Dominated by their overbearing literary mother and ignored by their dismissive multimillionaire father, these virtual orphans are raised by governesses and servants.

  • Sometimes Skeat's tactic when confronted, either with evidence of error--which occurred very rarely indeed--or with a complaint about his overbearing lack of tolerance of those who knew less than he or had committed the unpardonable sin of failing to have both his books and the latest fascicle of the OED at hand, was to go all soft with humility.

  • Most critics agree the film is heavy on melodrama, and the father's character is implausibly overbearing.

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