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imperious
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Wuthering Heights
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  • ’I hate you to be fidgeting in MY presence,’ exclaimed the young lady imperiously, not allowing her guest time to speak: she had failed to recover her equanimity since the little dispute with Heathcliff.
  • He concealed it from her; but if ever he heard me answer sharply, or saw any other servant grow cloudy at some imperious order of hers, he would show his trouble by a frown of displeasure that never darkened on his own account.

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  • She dismissed the matter with an imperious wave of her hand.
  • People don’t generally warm to her. She comes across as imperious.

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