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imperious
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  • She said to herself that he was "imperious," and she liked the word and the idea.
  • He was certainly much more imperious— she ended by calling it imperial—than Mr. Penniman.
  • There was an imperious brevity in the tone of this inquiry, against which Mrs. Penniman felt bound to protest; the information with which she had undertaken to supply her niece was, after all, a favour.

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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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