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1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of an empire or a sovereign, especially an emperor or empress: imperial rule; the imperial palace.
2. Ruling over extensive territories or over colonies or dependencies: imperial nations.
a. Having supreme authority; sovereign.
b. Regal; majestic.
4. Outstanding in size or quality.
5. Of or belonging to the British Imperial System of weights and measures.
1. An emperor or empress.
2. The top of a carriage.
3. Something outstanding in size or quality.
4. A variable size of paper, usually 23 by 33 inches (55.8 by 83.8 centimeters).
5. A pointed beard grown from the lower lip and chin.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin imperiālis, from imperium, command; see empire. N., sense 5, after the beard of Napoleon III.]

im·pe′ri·al·ly adv.
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Adv.1.imperially - in an imperial manner; "imperially decreed"


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The 'liberal imaginations' of these critics, Spanos argues, were effectively deployed in the Cold War against Communism: establishing a monumental literary canon, that either authoritatively excluded or imperially absorbed and pacified by assimilation; seeing off, early on, the remnants of social realist criticism, and latterly attempting to shut out the various forces of theory (feminists, poststructuralists, and so on) and, in the case of Moby-Dick, enshrining it as symbolic romance or metaphysics or tragedy rather than permitting it the free, dangerous play of its materialist realism, its unending subversiveness, its errancy.
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Nowadays it is not simply generally accepted that the dance boom is over, but it is also fairly well recognized that New York City, while still possibly the fulcrum of the North American dance world, is no longer so imperially its center.
18 We may note that in 380 (leading up to the Council of Constantinople in 381) the normative expression of the imperially approved doctrine of the Trinity was the pro-Nicene doctrine(s) of Rome and Alexandria, as article 16.
Rather, my approach seeks to highlight the interactive production of meanings articulated within and between their imperially pre-scribed subjectivities and, in the process, to problematise homogenising conceptions of imperialism and autobiography.
She knew instinctively that by building from its imperially classicist underpinnings, she could harmonize its most nihilistic excesses by imposing a hypnotic rhythm that kept everything sailing forward to a Valhalla where hero and herd are as one.
If one teaches contemporary poetry in the academy there seems no way to avoid engaging the tangled question of its relation to literary theory, now more imperially dubbed simply "theory.
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Indeed, each of the narratives examined here gives a role to the Roman emperor; yet none features imperially sponsored missionaries as the principal evangelists.
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