imperious

Definition: Insisting on obedience

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The Prime Minister - By Anthony Trollope
...It might be that he had been a little too imperious with his wife ....
The Scarlet Letter - By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Joseph Hatton
...her, and arraying her face in a holiday suit of unaccus \* tomed smiles, the child stamped her foot with a -RCB--et more imperious look and gesture ....
Washington Square - By Henry James
...She said to herself that he was " imperious, " and she liked the word and the idea ....
The Troll Garden - By Willa Cather, McClure, Phillips & Co, McClure Press
...It was not the first time that his duty had been to comfort, as best he could, one of the broken things his brother 's imperious speed had cast aside and forgotten ....
The Feminine Note in Fiction - By William Leonard Courtney
...But meanwhile she would have to put up with all the nameless petty persecutions which her dependent situation and the imperious will of an autocratic mistress necessitated ....
The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne - By Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Parsons Lathrop
...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 ....
A Tale of Two Cities - By Charles Dickens, Frederick S Boas, T. H. Allen
...The manner of both was imperious, and they both moved, as these words were spoken, so as to place me between themselves and the carriage door ....
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...He concealed it from her; but if ever he heard me answer sharply, or saw any other servant grow cloudy at some imperious order of hers, he would show his trouble by a frown of displeasure that never darkened on his own account ....
Dracula - By Bram Stoker, Philip M. Parker, Poul Glargaard
...How he came there, I know not, but I heard his voice raised in a tone of imperious command, and looking towards the sound, saw him stand in the roadway ....
The count of Monte-Cristo - By Alexandre Dumas
...said Villefort, fixing an imperious glance on the child, " go and play in the drawing-room, my dear : I wish to speak to vour mamma . "...
Kim - By Rudyard Kipling
...When once that imperious old lady had recovered from her natural awe of a lama he thought it probable that she would be worth listening to ....
War and Peace - By Leo Tolstoy
...Just now, in that great lighted theater, where Duport in his short spangled jacket was jumping on the watered boards, while old men and young men, and even the placid Helen, with her preposterously low bodice and her imperious smile, shouted bravo till they were hoarse ....
The Prince and the Pauper - By Mark Twain
...How sanely he put his questions--how like his former natural self was this abrupt, imperious disposal of the matter ! " "...
Hard Times - By Charles Dickens
...Your cruel commands are implicitly to be obeyed; though I am the most unfortunate fellow in the world, I believe, to have been insensible to all other women, and to have fallen prostrate at last under the foot of the most beautiful, and the most engaging, and the most imperious ....
Daisy Miller - By Henry James, Harry Whitney McVickar
...Winterbourne overtook Daisy and her companion, and, offering the young girl his hand, told her that Mrs. Walker had made an imperious claim upon his society ....
Kidnapped - By Robert Louis Stevenson
...The first was a great, red-headed gentleman, of an imperious and flushed face, who carried his hat in his hand and fanned himself, for he was in a breathing heat ....