Overawing
Overawe O`ver*awe", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overawed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overawing}.] To awe exceedingly; to intimidate or subjugate or restrain by awe or great fear. [1913 Webster]

The king was present in person to overlook the magistrates, and overawe these subjects with the terror of his sword. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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