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  • 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.

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