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  • adv. In an overbearing manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an overbearing manner; imperiously; with arrogant effrontery or boldness; dogmatically.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an overbearing manner

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Examples

  • In other words it's overbearingly up itself, but undeniably beautiful.

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  • It also amazed me that a force so overbearingly destructive and constantly present in my life could be invisible to others.

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  • Her overbearingly entitled yuppie brother, Beau (Craig Wallace), clumsily pitches a tent near Johnnie's with girlfriend-of-the-moment Shavondra (Fatima Quander), a clotheshorse who would flee nature faster than you can say "American Express."

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  • Wade Williams is overbearingly angry as the Black Mask where as his rants on the page came off as knowingly sarcastic.

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  • Yes, Alexander Portnoy is a jerk, of a specific entitled, overbearingly insecure sort; but he cops to it, which as his therapist suggests, is the first step in the healing process.

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  • This swarm of ideas is overbearingly attached to the fragile construct that is Bizet's opera.

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  • The appearance of Travolta trying to be evil by way of Hugh Hefner and Tony Manero is funny enough, but the addition of some slapstick later in the film lightens, for the moment at least, what is an overbearingly grim and depressing movie.

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  • The pilot finds them tentatively reaching toward a connection, while ducking crass but sometimes funny one-liners from Mike's wisecracking partner (Reno Wilson) and Molly's wacky family, including brash mom Swoosie Kurtz and Katy Mixon as an overbearingly shrill pothead sister.

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  • Of course this is a difficult line for governments to tread — the pitfalls and reputational risks range from being accused of being overbearingly paternalistic to engaging in Orwellian mind-games when they should be dealing with a real economic crises.

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  • "When I took the fertility treatments, I never dreamed that we would have septuplets" said Mary, overbearingly.

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