Do they belittle you, or embarrass you in front of others.Do they treat you like a child, or constantly try to put you in your place?Was the fool about to intimidate him with talk of supernatural vengeance?On this occasion Beatrice dressed to dazzle and intimidate one of her own sex.In his private mind he judged Urquhart of trying to intimidate him.
As long as intimidation is going to be part of our lives, we might as well learn how to deal with it, resist it, and even use it.
You then see these people as closer to your level, rather than them being on a pedestal and you feeling you're a walking example of lame, awkward unworthiness that's lucky to even be talking to them. If you know someone is mean-spirited or gossipy you're going to be on guard around them.
Though sometimes we mistakenly think that everyone who dresses or acts a certain way is going to look down on us.
I merely laughed at him; I could not but think that this was said merely to intimidate me.
When he found him incorruptible by his favours, he tried to intimidate him.