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Word: imperious

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


Sentences Containing 'imperious'

``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.
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.
Bertuccio hung down his head before the imperious look of his master, and remained motionless, without making any answer.
``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.''
answered a solemn and imperious voice, accompanied by a menacing gesture.
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.
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.
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.
She dropped on her face, before the imperious figure in the chair, with an imploring effort to clasp the skirt of her dress.

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