imperious


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having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

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Edna was a trifle embarrassed at being thus signaled out for the imperious little woman's favor.
There was no resisting this imperious command, it would have been useless.
Though unable to walk, she had arrived borne aloft in an armchair (her mode of conveyance for the last five years), as brisk, aggressive, self-satisfied, bolt-upright, loudly imperious, and generally abusive as ever.
Also, her large grey head, with its keen, rugged features, remained always erect as she glanced about her in an imperious, challenging sort of way, with looks and gestures that clearly were unstudied.
Often, nevertheless, more from caprice than necessity, she demanded to be taken up in arms; but was soon as imperious to he let down again, and frisked onward before Hester the grassy pathway, with many a harmless trip and tumble.
Emma Jane had disposed of three single cakes, Rebecca of three small boxes; for a difference in their ability to persuade the public was clearly defined at the start, though neither of them ascribed either success or defeat to anything but the imperious force of circumstances.
He fixed his eyes on Ben Weatherstaff in his funny imperious way.
Bangalore skipper Kohli, in particular, has been in imperious form, plundering 561 runs in his nine outings.
Smith, as the doddery neurotic, is in imperious form, giving a performance saved from caricature by moments of pure, heartbreaking pathos.
The commercial legislation has not been pointed to the materials of the commission contract liquidation and for the reason, if the commission is represented by the agency contraction, it can be also given by the imperious regarding to the commission regulations and conclusion of an agreement according to the Article 358 of the commercial legislation and due to the nature of the conclusion of an agreement representation (commercial legislation).
With Murray's form so imperious going into the match - he had won his last three tournaments and overtaken Roger Federer in the rankings - it was expected he would routinely secure a last-four berth when he won the first set.
Iraqi leaders from President Jalal Talabani (a Kurd) and PM Maleki down resent the imperious behaviour of the Iranian counterparts when they visit Tehran, or when they receive the latter in Baghdad.
The two-time Major winner succeeded 2008 champion Shaun Norris with an imperious display last year, amassing a score of 21-under-par to take the title by one shot from a group of four players: compatriots Branden Grace and Darren Fichardt, and Northern Irish pair Michael Hoey and Darren Clarke.
A 66 break in the opening frame suggested the "Wizard of Wishaw" was in the same imperious form that accounted for Ronnie O'Sullivan in the previous round, and he clinched the second in two visits before a 72 break saw him open up a 3-0 lead.