Usage examples for browbeat

  1. He couldn't browbeat anything! – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  2. Above all others, he wuz mean to his twin sister; he looked down on her and browbeat her the worst kind, and felt older than she did, and acted as if she wuz a mere child compared to him, though he wuzn't more'n five minutes older than she wuz, if he wuz that. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  3. The life insurance salesman is not attempting to hoodwink, hypnotize, cajole, or browbeat his client in a case where their interests clash, but simply, by skilful setting forth of facts and appeals to the feelings, to persuade his client to act in his own interest. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb