So what does it mean when someone calls Barack Obama nominee Sonia Sotomayor "vibrant," "domineering," or even "Maria"?
Want to be a domineering jerk and take charge of things on the Internet and yell at people who disagree with you?
Isabelle started to starve herself as a means of rebellion, wresting a measure of control from her domineering mother.
He refused to budge, and Anne retreated further from public view squashed by his bullying and domineering manner.
The family shared housing with the ever present and domineering Sara, who rarely had a kind word for her daughter-in-law.
He was sick of your bullying and domineering, just as we all were.
They have been the domineering party, but all that is finished, and we are the best of friends.
Cass was loyal to the administration, Benton helpful but domineering, and Calhoun unfriendly.
She was quick in temper, slow in brain, domineering, awkward.
The whites already had assumed a domineering manner, and his final resolution was both natural and patriotic.
1580s, from Dutch domineren "to rule" (16c.), from Middle French dominer, from Latin dominari "to rule, 'lord' it over" (see domination). Shakespeare's usage is not the earliest in English. Related: Domineering.