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imperious
used in Light in August

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Definition
expecting obedience; or arrogant; or domineering
  • Meanwhile the affair went on, submerging him more and more by the imperious and overriding fury of those nights.
    Chapter 12 (15% in)
  • Even when at night, in her dark bedroom, she insisted on telling him in tedious detail the trivial matters of her day and insisted on his telling her of his day in turn, it was in the fashion of lovers: that imperious and insatiable demand that the trivial details of both days be put into words, without any need to listen to the telling.
    Chapter 12 (5% in)
  • Perhaps he was aware of the abnegation in it: the imperious and fierce urgency that concealed an actual despair at frustrate and irrevocable years, which she appeared to attempt to compensate each night as if she believed that it would be the last night on earth by damning herself forever to the hell of her forefathers, by living not alone in sin but in filth.
    Chapter 12 (6% in)

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