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Gone with the Wind
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  • Mrs. Elsing was younger, a thin frail woman, who had been a beauty, and about her there still clung a faded freshness, a dainty imperious air.
  • " ’Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay,’ " said Melanie with a sad smile.
  • No one could be more dominating than stout Mrs. Merriwether, more imperious than frail Mrs. Elsing, more artful in securing her own ends than the silver-haired sweet-voiced Mrs. Whiting.
  • But at her first tumbled-out words: "Melly, I must explain about the other day—" Melanie had imperiously stopped her.
  • Bonnie, awakened by the sound of voices in the hall, called sleepily but imperiously: "Daddy!" and Rhett started past Scarlett.
  • The door opened slightly and Dr. Meade stood on the threshold, beckoning imperiously.
  • "Well, I don’t know nothin’ about imperious Caesar," said Will, patiently, "but what I’ve got is in line with what you’ve just said about Wade, Miss Melly.

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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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