But Tait had none of Tillotson's gentleness, and he rode roughshod over the obstacles in his way.
The police were to be employed, it was said, as the instruments of a new despotism, the enlisted members of a new standing army, under the centralized authority, riding roughshod over the peaceable citizens.
It was a hollow truce, since the subject of the constitutions was not mentioned; and Thomas returned to England with the determination of riding roughshod over the king's supporters.
Tesco must not be allowed to ride roughshod over a local democratic process in this way.
The Government are already riding roughshod over popular opinion in their dash for wind.