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  • verb Present participle of overawe.

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Examples

  • And he puts forward a description of two institutional settings within which social action takes place: the state of nature, where no "overawing" political institutions exist; and the sovereign state, where a single sovereign power imposes a set of laws regulating individuals' actions.

    Hobbes an institutionalist?

  • And he puts forward a description of two institutional settings within which social action takes place: the state of nature, where no "overawing" political institutions exist; and the sovereign state, where a single sovereign power imposes a set of laws regulating individuals' actions.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Like any people with a larger and busier government overawing the private sector and civil society?

    Matthew Yglesias » Where Do Rich Lowry and Ramesh Ponnuru Get Their Policy Models From

  • Like any people with a larger and busier government overawing the private sector and civil society?

    Matthew Yglesias » Mass Transit is As American as Apple Pie

  • At its most specific and physical, our contemporary vision is based on the aged and fragile remnants of the old Wunderkammern, which appear to us intimate, tactile and many-layered, with apparently whimsical taxonomies which depended on the personal world-view of the collector - very different from the sublime and overawing superstructure of the museums which they later became.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • That is atypical, to be sure, the church is large and overawing to the uncertain group singer — i.e., to most non-Protestant Americans.

    Leap Year -- Day

  • That Washington, a city of white marble palaces with splendid staircases, overawing halls and ornate assembly rooms, still rules how many people think of today's Washington.

    Architecture: Comparing Paul Philippe Cret and John Carl Warnecke

  • Different if not startling, stimulating if not overawing.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • A lot of boys liked to say they had had sex, and how many times, and with how many girls, but it was an ironic thing that with the proof came overawing dread.

    King boy

  • At its most specific and physical, our contemporary vision is based on the aged and fragile remnants of the old Wunderkammern, which appear to us intimate, tactile and many-layered, with apparently whimsical taxonomies which depended on the personal world-view of the collector - very different from the sublime and overawing superstructure of the museums which they later became.

    Blogs as Wunderkammern

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