• WordNet 3.6
    • n imperiousness the trait of being imperious and overbearing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A Chinese Scientist discovered that the Earth is round during the Han Dynasty by measuring the sun and moon's path in the sky. He recorded this fact down in the imperial records but went unnoticed until it was unearthed recently but Chinese archaeologists.
    • n Imperiousness The quality or state of being imperious; arrogance; haughtiness. "Imperiousness and severity is but an ill way of treating men who have reason of their own to guide them."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Imperial torte, a square chocolate cake with five thin layers of almond paste, was created by a master pastry chef at the court of Emperor Franz Joseph (1830 1916).
    • n imperiousness The quality of being imperious; arrogance; haughtiness; urgency.
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  • Robert Browning
    “It is best to be yourself, imperial, plain and true.”


In literature:

The Father's, which was an imperious one, was now at last breaking through sheer emotion.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Thus the Imperial forces had entered Chitral.
"The Story of the Malakand Field Force" by Sir Winston S. Churchill
And thou, triumphant and imperial River, flushed with the tribute of these vassal streams!
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
The final orders were to forward me post haste to the Imperial Hospital for Complex Gas Cases.
"City of Endless Night" by Milo Hastings
The Burggraf's Castle would appear to have been so situated as to protect the approach to the Imperial Castle (Kaiserburg).
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume V (of X)" by Various
By an English Act of Parliament its debt to the Imperial Government was forgiven.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
He took for his hero Ramses the Great, and endeavoured to rival him in everything, and for a period the imperial power revived.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Hence his title of Imperial Legate.
"Early Britain--Roman Britain" by Edward Conybeare
"Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826 Vol. 2" by Lady Wallace
Both claimed to be "an Imperial race" ruling other races by divine right.
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various

In poetry:

The Lily's height bespoke command,
A fair imperial flower,
She seemed designed for Flora's hand,
The sceptre of her power.
"The Lily And The Rose" by William Cowper
In sweet but hopeless reveries
I fancy how your wistful eyes
Had saved me, had I known their power
In fate's imperious hour;
"Too Late" by John Hay
Farewell, old year, we do not fear
Republic or Imperial—
If war inclined, they both shall find
We're rather tough material.
"Farewell To The Old Year, 1863" by Janet Hamilton
The eye may try to be a charm,
But from the heart's imperial throng,
Come penciled lines of right and wrong—
She's cautious.
"The Model Girl" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Or sleep your dreamless sleep
(Reptilian bomber!) by
The Mediterranean
And like a man
Swear you to keep
Faith with imperial eye:
"Ode To Our Young Pro-Consuls Of The Air" by Allen Tate
A ruby's beams on drifted snow,
Such pure, harmonious blushes shed;
If distant, cast a tender glow,
But near, its own imperial red;
"On The Regret Of Youth" by Matilda Betham

In news:

Eternally joyous indie-pop savants Imperial Teen have once again returned and we couldn't be happier.
"Anna Karenina," the classic Tolstoy novel about a scandalous love triangle in Imperial Russia, director.
President Barack Obama seems determined to reign over one of the most imperial White Houses in history.
If you've got money to spend, look into Beijing-based Imperial Tours, with packages starting at $1,000 per person, per day.
Boulevard's Reverb Imperial Pilsner is on shelves today.
This Magic Hat imperial pilsner is truly regal.
Over the Pils Imperial Pilsner Magic Hat Brewing Co.
With about double the alcohol and a bitterness eight or nine times that of a standard American lager, so-called imperial IPAs are the new benchmark for India pale ales, and Pliny is the flag bearer.
Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas making a comeback.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved an agreement by E. I du Pont de Nemours & Company to swap its acrylics business and about $315 million for the nylon operations of Imperial Chemical Industries, Du Pont said yesterday.
Freud's "Reflection With Two Children" (1965) was an imperious self- portrait from an imposing vantage point.
Imperial Ford sales associate Mohammed Quddumi attaches balloons to cars yesterday morning in Mendon for Presidents Day.
2455 Imperial Avenue, Logan Heights.
Peter the GreatÕs imperial residence, modeled after Versailles, is the centerpiece on more than 2,000 acres of manicured grounds outside of St Petersburg, Russia.
An unknown suspect robbed a Chase Bank in Imperial Beach and left behind a suspicious, wire-riddled device on the counter after fleeing the scene NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports.

In science:

The work presented in this paper was initiated while DP was a PPARC Research Associate at Imperial College, London and it was performed while DP held a National Research Council Research Associateship at NASA/GSFC.
Dynamics of line-driven disk winds in Active Galactic Nuclei
She was moving from Imperial College to the Spinoza Institute in Utrecht at that time, and was invited to present her results. I came out thinking that these were interesting, but that I would not want to work on the sub ject myself.
The scientific work of Sonia Stanciu
Dresselhaus, ”Physical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes” (Imperial College Press: London, 1998).
On X-Ray Waveguiding in Nanochannels: Channeling Formalism
We thank Catia Grimani (University of Urbino and INFN Florence) for providing estimates of the cosmic ray spectral intensity. During his period of study in Imperial College for this work, one of the authors (Bao Gang) was supported by the ASTROD scholarship for visiting Europe.
ASTROD I Charging Simulation and Disturbances
Current carrying wire atom chip and chip mount used at Imperial College by Eriksson et al.7 The inset shows a high resolution microscope image of the central region of the chip where atoms are trapped and manipulated.
Progress in atom chips and the integration of optical microcavities