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Word: imperious

Definition: domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor


Sentences Containing 'imperious'

"Striding down the pavilion steps at Lord's like a stately white galleon in full sail" he would go to the middle where "he hammered the ball with imperious power...Hammond hardly seemed to give the bowler a chance, even though he attacked the bowling constantly" Hammond was recognised as the greatest batsman in the world, is still regarded as one of the greatest players in cricket, and was ranked 9 in ESPN's Legends of cricket.
And at these words the young girl fixed her imperious look on the Catalan, who, as if fascinated by it, came slowly towards Edmond, and offered him his hand.
answered a solemn and imperious voice, accompanied by a menacing gesture.
Bertuccio hung down his head before the imperious look of his master, and remained motionless, without making any answer.
Between these two proud persons, mother and son, there is a wider breach than before, and little hope of its healing, for they are one at heart, and time makes each more obstinate and imperious.
Brown finished the season in good form, notably giving an imperious, man-of-the-match performance in the FA Cup semi-final win over Arsenal. It was after this fine display that Ferguson re-iterated his confidence in Brown's abilities.
If the exigencies of my country demand a peculiar service, its claims to perform that service are imperious."
In a small Spanish village, Gloria, the imperious head of a troubled family, is devoted to her two sons.
MY aunt was a little more imperious and stern than usual, but I observed no other token of her preparing herself to receive the visitor so much dreaded by me.
She dropped on her face, before the imperious figure in the chair, with an imploring effort to clasp the skirt of her dress.
The original trio remains as the main structure, but four inserts interrupt as "magic moments", in which other instruments engage in dialogue with the trio: the first is an imperious solo oboe, the second a stentorian trumpet-trombone duo, and the last a somnolent tuba.
They called out and knocked loudly at the gate of the inn, which was still shut; on seeing which, Don Quixote, even there where he was, did not forget to act as sentinel, and said in a loud and imperious tone, "Knights, or squires, or whatever ye be, ye have no right to knock at the gates of this castle; for it is plain enough that they who are within are either asleep, or else are not in the habit of throwing open the fortress until the sun's rays are spread over the whole surface of the earth.
``Edward,''said Villefort, fixing an imperious glance on the child,``go and play in the drawing room, my dear; I wish to speak to your mamma.''
``The manner of both was imperious, and they both moved, as these words were spoken, so as to place me between themselves and the carriage door.

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