It had not been possible for him to spend less; he had done nothing but what Sir Walter Elliot was imperiously called on to do; but blameless as he was, he was not only growing dreadfully in debt, but was hearing of it so often, that it became vain to attempt concealing it longer, even partially, from his daughter.
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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.