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Imperious, 1) dictatorial, tyrannical, playing the master: Gent. II, 4, 130. H4B I, 1, 62. III, 1, 20. H6A III, 1, 44. H6B I, 3, 72. H8 II, 2, 47. Oth. II, 3, 276. Cymb. IV, 2, 35.
2) imperial, lordly, majestical: “i. supreme of all mortal things,” Ven. 996. “most i. Agamemnon,” Troil. IV, 5, 172. “Rome's i. lord,” Tit. I, 250 (Ff. imperial). “be thy thoughts i. like thy name,” IV, 4, 81. “be, as your titles witness, i.” V, 1, 6. “i. Caesar,” Hml. V, 1, 236 (Ff imperial). “the i. show of Caesar,” Ant. IV, 15, 23.
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