Being a violent-tempered old man, he attempted by bluster to overawe the boy into surrendering his authority.
Not a single soldier is to be found in our domain to overawe or protect society.
She sent forth hordes to mob printing-presses, overawe the ballot-box, substitute the bowie-knife and revolver for the civil law.
He wanted to overawe Dick; but somehow Dick wouldn't be overawed.
A detachment of European troops is generally stationed here to overawe the fanatical Moplahs.
Alva built a —— in the heart of Antwerp to overawe the city.
And had he begun to build his castles to stun and overawe the rabbles that pass his door?
Also they have brought in a number of hard citizens—what are known as 'gunmen'—to overawe us.
His enemies knew that if he were once allowed to get a hearing, his authority might even yet overawe the waverers.
The demon assumed every shape of horror to overawe the enemies of his freedom.