Definition of browbeaten:
- compelled (part of speech: verb)
- threatened (part of speech: verb)
- servile (part of speech: adjective)
- "The Land Of Little Rain", Mary Hunter Austin.
It was an education to see her face change, as she stood and eyed those women, first accepting the challenge, because of her own indomitable spirit, then realizing that they could not be browbeaten into bravery, as men often can be, but that they must be yielded to if they were not to stampede from under her hand.- "Caves of Terror", Talbot Mundy.
Not only do the girls believe that she understands their difficulties better than anyone else, but in most instances she does indeed bring to her work that exact knowledge of details and processes which gives the girls confidence that she can fairly state their case, that she will not, through technical ignorance, ask for impossibilities, nor on the other hand permit herself to be browbeaten by a foreman or superintendent because she does not know anything about the quality of material used, the peculiarities of a machine or the local or seasonal needs of the trade.- "The Trade Union Woman", Alice Henry.