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  • n  the trait of being imperious and overbearing

  • And for five-and-a-half years, the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers ruled from his office at the Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Building in central Tokyo with an imperiousness to .
  • Although he was firm in upholding orthodoxy, in this and other cases, Dolan tended to respond without rancor or imperiousness.
  • Or a certain imperiousness in Blanchett's playing, a certain dangerousness in Owen's.

  • Rob Hirst in Sydney Morning Herald
    Hirst described Turnbull as "a plummy brew of eloquence, imperiousness and un-humble pie, plus a kind of sighing, saturnine resignation that his job necessarily involves being constantly surrounded by cretins. Ah the bright man's burden! The lot of...
  • Chita Rivera in Washington Post
    Last night,Rivera says, "somebody heard a woman saying, 'Do you think she uses that cane because she needs it?' A diva's imperiousness takes over: Well, if they'd really looked at my curtain call, she could clearly see I do not need a cane,...

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