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  • v. Present participle of browbeat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of bearing down, abashing, or disconcerting, with stern looks, supercilious manners, or confident assertions.


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  • If she pulls out too quickly, she will fall prey to the usual browbeating from the right — the same theme that has played relentlessly since 1968.

    Goodbye to All That: Why Obama Matters

  • * Also in that link: Republican candidates across the country begin using Obama's efforts to pressure Israel as a weapon against Dems, with one alleging an "alarming pattern" in the mideast and another accusing Obama of "browbeating" Israel.

    The Morning Plum

  • If they treat Richardson this way, in public, what kind of browbeating, threats and general nastiness are they using more quietly with the uncommitted supers?

    Clinton Camp Source: Richardson Said Obama Can't Win

  • I frankly don't think the Quebec people will stand for that kind of browbeating, or should I say, "drilling."

    The Referendum: Everyone's Business

  • In several congressional contests Republicans are making mischief over the administration's recent relative firmness towards Israel, with one candidate accusing Obama of "browbeating" the Jewish state, and others suggesting the Democratic administration is fraying the historic ties that have bound the two countries.

    Mail & Guardian Online

  • Funk disputed the contention of prosecutors that Zabawa confessed to the crimes, saying jurors would instead hear tapes of a "browbeating" at the hands of law enforcement that went on for hours.


  • [157] It said that there was no evidence of "browbeating" or a verbal attack to the extent that the Standard was threatened.


  • And Allen West, a Republican running against Democratic Rep. Ron Klein in Florida's 22nd District, said Obama was "browbeating" Israel.

    Obama, Netanyahu meet again

  • Not content to leave things to the market, he was personally banging heads together and browbeating entrepreneurs into producing more or lowering their prices.

    The Return

  • With the oil and natural gas industry responsible for more than 9.2 million American jobs, national unemployment levels continuing to hover between 9% and 10%, and so-called green jobs being temporary bubble government employment, you'd think it would be in the national interest to stop browbeating the workhorse energies chosen by millions of consumers every day.

    Obama's Recycled Energy Misdirection


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