Definition of Cowed

1. Adjective. Frightened into submission. ¹



2. Verb. (past of cow) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cowed

1. cow [v] - See also: cow

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cowed

cowboy shot
cowboy shots
cowboyed
cowboying
cowboyish
cowboylike
cowboys
cowboys and Indians
cowcatcher
cowcatchers
cowcumber
cowcumbers
cowden syndrome
cowdriosis
cowed (current term)
cowedly
cowen
cower
cowered
cowering
coweringly
cowers
cowfish
cowfishes
cowflap
cowflaps
cowflesh
cowflop
cowflops

Literary usage of Cowed

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1. Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Samuel Thurber (1896)
"For it hath cowed my better part of man! ^ ^ "& >'' Macb. Accursed be that tongue that tells me so, --, And be these juggling fiends no more believed, ..."

2. The Autumn Holidays of a Country Parson by Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd (1878)
"CONCERNING THE WORLD'S OPINION: WITH SOME THOUGHTS ON cowed PEOPLE. seems to me that there are few things in which it is more difficult to hold the just ..."

3. The anatomy of melancholy, by Democritus iunior by Robert Burton (1838)
"... and such as have the tuition and oversight of children, offend шит urn« in that they are too stern, alway threatning, chiding, brawling, ned and cowed, ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... Cyprian Soldiers were soe cowed, that they would never defend it; Irish, as for Cythera, they declared openly it was noe Place tenable: and yet Gain-ay, ..."

5. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"190 Well was it time to seek afar Some refuge from impending war, When e'en Clan-Alpine's rugged swarm Are cowed by the approaching storm. ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"9 when he cowed the Orange lawyer, or ridiculed the chief secretary or viceroy, the exultation of the Catholics knew no bounds. From 1810 his position was ..."

7. The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Its by James Gettys McGready Ramsey (1853)
"It is a mistake if any have supposed that the Regulators were cowed down by their defeat at the Alamance. Like the mammoth, they shook the bolt from their ..."

8. Indian Wars of New England by Herbert Milton Sylvester (1910)
"... and their war-spirit against the English had been cowed. Tyng had the names of the twelve English carved on the adjacent tree-trunks, after which the ..."

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