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imperious
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David Copperfield
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  • 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.
  • ’Now,’ said she, imperiously, without glancing at him, and touching the old wound as it throbbed: perhaps, in this instance, with pleasure rather than pain.
  • She dropped on her face, before the imperious figure in the chair, with an imploring effort to clasp the skirt of her dress.
  • 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.

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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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