impose upon

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This was especially to be remarked if any one attempted to impose upon, or domineer over, his favourite: he was painfully jealous lest a word should be spoken amiss to him; seeming to have got into his head the notion that, because he liked Heathcliff, all hated, and longed to do him an ill-turn.
She evidently considered it proper to show an interest in the general conversation by smiling, but in spite of herself her eyes under their thick long lashes watched her cousin who was going to join the army, with such passionate girlish adoration that her smile could not for a single instant impose upon anyone, and it was clear that the kitten had settled down only to spring up with more energy and again play with her cousin as soon as they too could, like Natasha and Boris, escape from the drawing room.
My friend, no; I will not impose upon your good nature.
He would not allow the older boys to impose upon me, and would divide his cakes with me.
But he was so soft-hearted that anyone could impose upon him.
But he failed to impose upon the Colonel, and was even far from impressing him with this trumped-up knowledge of bygone days.
We cannot and must not let India be hostage to those who wish to impose upon it a narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision," Sonia said.
Could I impose upon you (or G Wingate) to explain what I should do?
Nasrallah] clings to Aoun, but he cannot impose upon Speaker Nabih Berri to elect Aoun, nor impose on MP Sleiman Frangieh to withdraw his candidacy.
The liberation to follow Jesus comes as we try to live the changes we would like to impose upon others.
It's my opinion that a manager must have the right to manage and that clubs should not impose upon any manager any player that he does not want.
To drive this home, he will impose upon the Welsh by ministerial fiat a phoney identity - Britishness - by passing a Bill of Rights about which the Welsh will not even be consulted.