And indeed the worst of my faults was a certain impatient gaiety of disposition, such as has made the happiness of many, but such as I found it hard to reconcile with my imperious desire to carry my head high, and wear a more than commonly grave countenance before the public.
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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.