At the same time it was stated that the Spaniards had made themselves hateful to the natives by their domineering disposition and their lewdness and covetousness.
Their anxiety increased as they realised that it was none other than Sergeant Legros, one of the most officious, domineering and brutal of the Legion's N.
A knowledge of German helps too, as more than half the Legion speaks German, but harsh domineering cruelty is the first requisite, and a Non-commissioned Officer's merit is in direct proportion to the number of punishments he inflicts.
But the time came when she saw that no one was softened at all; and the more willing she was to do as she was told, the more domineering and exacting careless housemaids became, and the more ready a scolding cook was to blame her.
If she had been a self-opinionated, domineering child, she might have become disagreeable enough to be unbearable through being so much indulged and flattered.
Sometimes, when she was in the midst of some harsh, domineering speech, Miss Minchin would find the still, unchildish eyes fixed upon her with something like a proud smile in them.
Robert Grant Burns caught at the shreds of his domineering manner.
Groby prodded him into complete wakefulness, and then the pettish self-satisfied pianist fairly lost his temper and slapped his domineering visitant on the hand.
He always had a domineering temper, and trouble he had lately has almost driven him mad; he is scarcely responsible at times.
I think he is a high-tempered, domineering man, proud as Lucifer!
For the domineering caste-spirit immediately on its repression breaks out in cruelty.
But a class with habits of domineeringhas its own peculiar pride to deal with.
The great thing to notice in that mediaeval French statesmanship is that they attacked thedomineering caste in the right way.
Undoubtedly some of this propensity came from other causes, but the main cause was this domineering aristocracy in its midst, giving tone to its ideas.