In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It's true that she had a pretty imperious manner, but Granny never believed that one human being could be set above another by an accident of birth.
- It's notoriously easy to hit the wrong tone and come off sharp, imperious or brusque in e-mail when you don't intend to.
- His imperious bulk, even his accent, counted against him and when he was found to have fiddled the books he appeared to be beyond redemption.
- The awkward driving position feels lofty and imperious.
- Yet this apparent stonewalling has exasperated the Hong Kong press, which portrays her as imperious and arrogant.
- A man who controls 100 people with a single imperious gesture is visibly demonstrating what power really means.
- Both these batsmen look imperious when they are playing the outgoing ball, since they cut and square drive really well.
- Her playing conjured up the tremulous voice and imperious manner without quite replacing it.
- Although the news did not force its way on to the Evening Press front page, the imperious prose inside captured the significance of the moment.
- I wasn't a distant or imperious art director - I was right in there with them all the time.
- It's safe to say her imperious streak has been running on high here lately.
- As a result he, too, was back to something like his imperious best.
- He was once again imperious in a Scotland pack which dominated the home forwards for lengthy spells of an otherwise one-sided match.
- They exude a true gothic sense of imperious detachment.
- With no fear of losing, lawmakers become more arrogant and imperious, less open to compromise.
- From a trompe l'oeil window on one side of the Palazzotto, a frescoed woman looks down, faintly mocking, faintly imperious.
- Its ceremonial gateway towers over the city below, grand and imperious.
- Could it be that she is a tad on the imperious side?
- Their humble attire did little to detract from the air of imperious authority they exuded, however.
- A highly regarded consultant and teaching doctor, I found her manner imperious and domineering.
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