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imperious
used in
The Scarlet Letter

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Definition expecting obedience; or arrogant; or domineering
  • Often, nevertheless, more from caprice than necessity, she demanded to be taken up in arms; but was soon as imperious to be let down again, and frisked onward before Hester on the grassy pathway, with many a harmless trip and tumble.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (20% in)
  • As her mother still kept beckoning to her, and arraying her face in a holiday suit of unaccustomed smiles, the child stamped her foot with a yet more imperious look and gesture.
    Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (49% in)
  • In the brook, again, was the fantastic beauty of the image, with its reflected frown, its pointed finger, and imperious gesture, giving emphasis to the aspect of little Pearl.
    Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (50% in)

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