IMPERIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IMPERIOUS
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imperious
 a.  urgent or pressing; able to deal authoritatively; dictatorial
Classic Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
1  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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
3  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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
4  She made an awkward, imperious little bow as she went in.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IX
5  Edna was a trifle embarrassed at being thus signaled out for the imperious little woman's favor.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IX
6  It was a goddess, radiant, that bended its form with an imperious gesture to him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
7  The boys stood quite still, looking first at their father and then at their mother, while the baby, climbing up her clothes, began an imperious, commanding cry.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
8  He was very imperious, and harsh to the children.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
9  She was imperious and Indian, and at the same time hot and sorrowful.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
10  He fixed his eyes on Ben Weatherstaff in his funny imperious way.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
11  And at these words the young girl fixed her imperious look on the Catalan, who, as if fascinated by it, came slowly towards Edmond, and offered him his hand.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Catalans.
12  Bertuccio hung down his head before the imperious look of his master, and remained motionless, without making any answer.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 42. Monsieur Bertuccio.
13  As her mother still kept beckoning to her, and arraying her face in a holiday suit of unaccustomed smiles, the child stamped her foot with a yet more imperious look and gesture.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIX. THE CHILD AT THE BROOKSIDE
14  In the brook, again, was the fantastic beauty of the image, with its reflected frown, its pointed finger, and imperious gesture, giving emphasis to the aspect of little Pearl.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIX. THE CHILD AT THE BROOKSIDE
15  My aunt was a little more imperious and stern than usual, but I observed no other token of her preparing herself to receive the visitor so much dreaded by me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
Example Sentence:
1  Her attitude is imperious at times.
2  The professor was as imperious as ever.
3  A person , who is imperious and tries to gloss over his fault, is bound to suffer in the end.
4  He is imperious and dictatorial; never try to persuade him.
5  The well-known face was there: stern, relentless as ever -- there was that peculiar eye which nothing could melt, and the somewhat raised, imperious, despotic eyebrow.
6  He waited imperiously for their attention before he began his carefully composed talk, delivered in portentous tones.
7  It imperiously overruled not only the Florida court but also the federal appeals court in Atlanta.
8  Yet we lack the willingness, and perhaps the ability, to make the sacrifices necessary to maintain imperial dominion over that region.