Bulstrode’s native imperiousness and strength of determination served him well.
Lydgate’s opinion was not on the side of promise that this prayer would be fulfilled; and as the day advanced, Bulstrode felt himself getting irritated at the persistent life in this man, whom he would fain have seen sinking into the silence of death imperious will stirred murderous impulses towards this brute life, over which will, by itself, had no power.
Raffles was about to speak, but Bulstrode anticipated him imperiously with the words, "Be silent, sir, and hear what I have to say.
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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.