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

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Crackit spoke in a scarcely audible whisper, and laughed without noise, Sikes imperiously commanded him to be silent, and to get to work.
They then retired within the walls, and first offering up their thanksgivings for past mercies, and petitioning for a continuance of the Divine favor throughout the coming night, they laid their tender forms on the fragrant couch, and in spite of recollections and forebodings, soon sank into those slumbers which nature so imperiously demanded, and which were sweetened by hopes for the morrow.
I hate you to be fidgeting in MY presence,' exclaimed the young lady imperiously, not allowing her guest time to speak: she had failed to recover her equanimity since the little dispute with Heathcliff.
But, Uncle Pumblechook, who was omnipotent in that kitchen, wouldn't hear the word, wouldn't hear of the subject, imperiously waved it all away with his hand, and asked for hot gin-and-water.
It had happened that in my fury I did not even ask him what he wanted, but simply raised my head sharply and imperiously and began staring back at him.
D'Artagnan, be it remembered, was only twenty years old, and at that age sleep has its imprescriptible rights which it imperiously insists upon, even with the saddest hearts.
The pride of Ballymena were once again imperiously composed and unstoppable in Saturday's quarter-final.
Handscomb timed the ball imperiously on the way to 140 off 112 balls with eight fours and six sixes.
A globe-trotting, diamond bedecked Hungarian adventuress who flitted from husband to husband and love affair to love affair (and the infamous stint she served in prison in 1990 for imperiously slapping a cop with her glove during a routine traffic stop), her like will never be seen again.
On the third time of asking he stared at me, barked (which sounded remarkably like eff off Fatso) then turned imperiously on his heels and went to lie down in his bed.
Swiss Centre Court king Federer overshadowed a bevy of sports stars in the royal box to march imperiously past monster-serving Australian Sam Groth and set up a fourthround meeting with Roberto Bautista Agut.
The |castle stands imperiously above the Test ground in Durham and below, the castle in all its glory STU FORSTER
Moeen Ali reached his half-century with a six, imperiously slog-swept off Samuels, but was run out for the second innings in succession when Cook chopped a cut to backward point and called for a single that was never on.
In the 80s, a love-spurned Paula Hamilton threw everything but her VW aside as she stalked imperiously off from her man.
And Mari doesn't know who is more frightened, her or all these grown-ups, until the fairy stands over her imperiously and taps the top of her head with her wand.