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Sample sentences for the GRE study word overbearing

overbearing can be used as a adj

1.As he said this, Ahab advanced upon him with such overbearing terrors in his aspect, that Stubb involuntarily retreated. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
2.His bullying, overbearing manner was all gone too, and he cringed along at my companion's side like a dog with its master. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3.And not only that, but moody stricken Ahab stood before them with a crucifixion in his face in all the nameless regal overbearing dignity of some mighty woe. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.Maria did not understand why Joe laughed so much over the answer he had made but she said that the manager must have been a very overbearing person to deal with. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
5.He was always ready for either a fight or a frolic but had more mischief than ill-will in his composition and with all his overbearing roughness, there was a strong dash of waggish good humor at bottom. - from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

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