Definition of 'imperious'
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He was in imperious form until his big end bearing let him down. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Look imperious but just this side of utterly terrifying. Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners (2005)Accrington have been in imperious form. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But he was an imperious, arrogant and touchy bishop. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)No man was worth more than a thousand a year, he announced in typically imperious fashion. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They did not look at their imperious best in the first leg of this tie, either. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I just raised my hand in an imperious manner. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I think that he looked a bit complacent last season but now he looks imperious. The Sun (2015)Have his imperious manner, refusal to answer questions and gratuitous insults to critics betrayed a complacency that upsets voters? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then there is Button, who has been in imperious form. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The opening pair found him on top form, imperious, then mellifluous. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In Florida, he was in imperious form. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In the first two rounds of yesterday's keirin, he looked imperious. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They won yesterday's semi-final in typically imperious fashion and will surely repeat the trick in the final today. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Belgian was in imperious form when he was fit in the autumn and his team's results reflected that as they looked almost unbeatable. The Sun (2016)
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