imperiously


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im·pe·ri·ous

 (ĭm-pîr′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Arrogantly domineering or overbearing. See Synonyms at dictatorial.
2. Urgent; pressing: an imperious necessity.
3. Obsolete Regal; imperial.

[From Latin imperiōsus, from imperium, imperium; see empire.]

im·pe′ri·ous·ly adv.
im·pe′ri·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.imperiously - in an imperious manner; "imperiously he cut her short"
Translations

imperiously

[ɪmˈpɪərɪəslɪ] ADVimperiosamente

imperiously

[ɪmˈpɪəriəsli] adv [beckon] → impérieusement

imperiously

[ɪmˈpɪərɪəslɪ] advimperiosamente
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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.
It may have been a flash of honesty in him; or mere prudential policy which, under the circumstance, imperiously forbade the slightest symptom of open disaffection, however transient, in the important chief officer of his ship.
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 in the midst of it he had recovered himself and beckoned imperiously to Dickon.
Now,' said she, imperiously, without glancing at him, and touching the old wound as it throbbed: perhaps, in this instance, with pleasure rather than pain.
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.
You ungrateful wretch," exclaimed Agatha, turning upon her so suddenly and imperiously that she involuntarily shrank aside: "how often, when you have tried to be insolent and false with me, have I not driven away your bad angel--by tickling you?
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.
Uttering these last words, she waved her wand; and stamping her foot imperiously, each of the guests was struck aghast at beholding, instead of his comrades in human shape, one and twenty hogs sitting on the same number of golden thrones.
In the course of the night, Adrienne even caught a little sleep, a tribute that nature imperiously demanded of her weakness.
There was no knowing what impulse might seize him to-morrow, in this confounded place, where there was nothing to occupy him imperiously through the livelong day.