She entered and threw the door closed with a casual, imperious gesture, the gesture of an owner.
He was tall and young, his head of black hair was hatless in the cold wind, he wore a workman’s leather jacket, but he did not look like a workman, there was too imperious an assurance in the way he walked.
Her voice was not loud, but it had the imperious helplessness of a shriek.
He had the direct, imperious manner of an aristocrat or a roughneck; he looked like one and was dressed like the other.
Then I saw that you wore a long gown, the color of ice, like the tunic of a Grecian goddess, but had the short hair and the imperious profile of an American woman.
She could not see the road-the small stretch under the arch of branches at the foot of the hill was her only view of it-but she watched the car’s ascent by the growing, imperious strain of the motor against the grades and the screech of the tires on curves.
Knowing that he had to assert his authority, smothering the shameful realization of the sort of substitute he was choosing, Dr. Stadler said imperiously, in a tone of sarcastic rudeness, "The next time I call for you, you’d better do something about that car of yours.
She let him look at it for a moment, almost as an act of condescending mercy to an adversary struggling to refuel his strength, then she asked, with a note of imperious pride in her voice, pointing at the inscription, "What’s that?
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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.