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 Meanings and Examples of IMPOSE
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 v.  demand; force; compel to behave in a certain way
Classic Sentence: (92 in 7 pages)
1  For three years the Federal government had been trying to impose alien ideas and an alien rule upon Georgia and, with an army to enforce its commands, it had largely succeeded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
2  But he was so soft-hearted that anyone could impose upon him.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: IX
3  But he failed to impose upon the Colonel, and was even far from impressing him with this trumped-up knowledge of bygone days.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIII
4  He would not allow the older boys to impose upon me, and would divide his cakes with me.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
5  I tell thee, the fiend can impose diseases for the very purpose of removing them, in order to bring into credit some diabolical fashion of cure.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
6  But this could not impose on Fanny.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
7  I am sure he still means to impose on me if possible, and get a cousin of his own into a certain mill, which I design for somebody else.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
8  "I will not impose any further tax upon Lady Brackenstall's patience and time," said Holmes.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  They hesitated to break the silence which death seemed to impose; at length Valentine ventured.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
10  Noirtier looked at Valentine to impose silence, but she did not notice him; her looks, her eyes, her smile, were all for Morrel.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 93. Valentine.
11  You no more deceive me with that false calmness than I impose upon you with my frivolous solicitude.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 105. The Cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise.
12  But his polite regrets didn't impose upon her, and when she galloped away with the Count, she saw Laurie sit down by her aunt with an actual expression of relief.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
13  I mention this in your hearing, Jane, that you may not attempt to impose on Mr. Brocklehurst.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
14  It may perhaps be pleasant," replied Charlotte, "to be able to impose on the public in such a case; but it is sometimes a disadvantage to be so very guarded.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 6
15  Mindful, however, of her own errors and misfortunes, she early sought to impose a tender but strict control over the infant immortality that was committed to her charge.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
Example Sentence: (49 in 4 pages)
16  Parents of either sex should beware of imposing their own tastes on their children.
17  I was afraid you'd simply feel we were imposing on you.
18  The giant redwoods and high cliffs dwarf the elegant Ahwahnee Hotel, making it appear a modest lodge rather than an imposing hostelry.
19  While the large vessel looked imposing from the outside, the interior was actually cramped.
20  Amongst the ideas already mooted; vehicles which are lighter and more aerodynamic and therefore consume less fuel or imposing a surcharge on some of the larger cars and vans in order to deter people from buying them.
21  To my faults also she gave ample indulgence, never imposing curb or rein on anything I said.
22  Only after the epidemic had peaked did the world pay heed; some governments panicked, imposing flight bans on all travellers from affected countries.
23  Employers imposed heavy sanctions for union activity.
24  The government has agreed to lift the embargo imposed ten years ago.
25  Trade sanctions were imposed against any country that refused to sign the agreement.
26  We don't believe the myth that racial discrimination was imposed by God.
27  Britain imposed fines on airlines which bring in passengers without proper papers.
28  The government imposed a night-time curfew throughout the country.
29  As the crisis worsened, the authorities imposed a news blackout.
30  The law imposed new financial restrictions on private companies.