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imperious
used in Washington Square

3 uses
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Definition
expecting obedience; or arrogant; or domineering
  • She said to herself that he was "imperious," and she liked the word and the idea.
    Chapter 6 (16% in)
  • He was certainly much more imperious— she ended by calling it imperial—than Mr. Penniman.
    Chapter 6 (18% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 30 (66% in)

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