imperious

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Related to imperiously: decisively, typically, tumultuously
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The gamblers took heart of life, and soon the tables were filled, the click of chips and whir of the roulette-ball rising monotonously and imperiously above the hoarse rumble of men's voices and their oaths and heavy laughs.
Skipper was in truth a god who did right, who was fair, who protected, and who imperiously commanded this other and lesser god that slunk away before his anger.
Meno imperiously insists that he must still have a definition of colour.
Once, in that day, he heard again the wonderful sound, seemingly more distant, but rising imperiously above the nearer war-drums in the bush.
Being beckoned closer imperiously and asked by the governess to bring out of the now empty rooms the hat and veil, the only objects besides the furniture still to be found there, she did so in silence but inwardly fluttered.
Among the terriers he stalked imperiously, and Toots and Ysabel he utterly ignored, for he was king,--king over all creeping, crawling, flying things of Judge Miller's place, humans included.
And verily, many a chance came imperiously unto me: but still more imperiously did my WILL speak unto it,--then did it lie imploringly upon its knees--
His remonstrance, seconded, as it was, by a prompt and energetic action, did not fail to produce the submission to his order, which the occasion seemed, indeed, imperiously to require.
Here, Boffin was seated at a library-table, and here Mr Wegg, having imperiously motioned the servant to withdraw, drew up a chair and seated himself, in his hat, close beside him.
He was called back into action with the second new ball, targeted Moeen Ali with a bouncer and saw it pulled imperiously in front of square for four.
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