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imperious
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
expecting obedience; or arrogant; or domineering
  • " 'I hate giving straight answers to a straight question,' " Grandmother, as Mrs. Culver, said imperiously—and completely in character.
    p. 110.1
  • His cartoon voice has made an even stronger impression on me than has my grandmother's imperious wisdom.
    p. 20.8
  • My mother loved her sister and brother-in-law; they always made her feel special and welcome—they certainly made me feel that way— and my mother doubtless appreciated a little time away from my grandmother's imperious wisdom.
    p. 54.7

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