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  • v. Past participle of browbeat
  • adj. intimidated or subjugated


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  • When are we going break the news to blacks, Hispanics, women, and other so called browbeaten people, if you want it go after it don't wait until some steps aside for you.

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  • That meant not bowing to political pressure in appointing a distributor or giving a contract to a bottler or a distiller--Uberoi would never allow himself to be browbeaten.

    Pernod Ricard V. Vijay Mallya

  • Regulators are "not about to be browbeaten into doing something just because a group of congressmen threaten them," Mr. Dodd said.

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  • The answer is a little perverse: Precisely because of the lack of statutory baselines, Eleanor Holmes Norton has browbeaten Clark more than D.C. mayors typically cajole those contractors whose projects are actually paid for with local cash.

    DeMorning DeBonis: March 10, 2011

  • Even if an Irish government were to be browbeaten into agreeing to surrender tax sovereignty, the chances of any change winning public endorsement in a referendum—and such a treaty change would indeed trigger a referendum—would be lower than the odds of a snowball surviving in hell.

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  • What Cooke offers thereafter is an extended urban nightmare: one in which Lenny Henry's Syracusan Antipholus and Lucian Msamati as his browbeaten servant find themselves bewilderingly mistaken for their Ephesian twins.

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  • Masterji is the only resident holding out, simply because he sees no reason to exchange the old for the new, and hates being browbeaten or manipulated.

    A Mumbai of Wants

  • It suggests to me that the American people, after a quarter-century of being browbeaten and tormented by cruel, conscience-less wedding DJs, are finally fighting back.

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  • Dudley, who spent childhood summers swimming and fishing in the gulf, replaced browbeaten Tony Hayward in the top job at BP at the beginning of October.

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  • The corporate movie and music industries thought they were home free having browbeaten the timid Swedish authorities into passing IPRED anti-piracy legislation.

    Swedish Pirates: bound for EU parliament


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