What does the word overawe mean?

Usage examples for overawe

  1. This was why Le Sueur was sent to Chequamegon Bay, to overawe the Indians of that region. – Stories of the Badger State by Reuben Gold Thwaites
  2. Overawe and subdue the Covenanters by sacrificing their prominent leaders? – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  3. Sore thirst plagues them, the rocks, Rising all round, overawe; Factions divide them, their host Threatens to break, to dissolve. – The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 by Ministry of Education
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