Instead, they till a middle ground, choosing to teach by example rather than by browbeating.
It was Elfride's first fragile attempt at browbeating a lover.
What in hell do you mean by browbeating my nurse and forcing yourself in here!
No wonder he thought them a lot of savages, browbeating their hostess the way they did.
Where the South cannot effect her object by browbeating, she wheedles.
A browbeating counsel asked a witness how far he had been from a certain place.
He doesn't like me because I stood up for old Campwell when he was browbeating the man.
The Watertown men must soon have recovered from the browbeating he had given them.
He interrupted my interrogatory with another, ever an effectual aid in browbeating.
A browbeating lawyer was demanding that a witness answer a certain question either in the negative or affirmative.
[I]t appears from the earliest quotations ... that the brow in question was that of the beater, not of the beaten party; but it is not evident whether the meaning was 'to beat with one's (frowning) brows,' or 'to beat (?lower) one's brows at.' [OED]Related: Browbeaten; browbeating.
To intimidate; strong-arm (1830s+)