To which he answers, imperially, "What do you prefer, playing golf?"
She walked away, imperially offended, and stood looking out of a window that faced the street.
Why had a woman so imperially endowed remained so long unmarried?
The Police referred to was, of course, the then existing Police, imperially organized and controlled.
All the rest of the evening she seemed to grow statelier, colder, more dazzlingly and imperially regal.
The taking of pictures by persons not imperially authorised is streng verboten.
A tall, imperially stately woman has come sauntering down the path from the house.
Napoleon, on the authority of the French historian, M. Thiers, was imperially displeased.
She clasps her hands and shivers through all her imperially perfect form.
The princess who resigned a throne for love, who preferred an untitled Englishman to an imperially connected archduke!
late 14c., "having a commanding quality," from Old French imperial (12c.), from Latin imperialis "of the empire or emperor," from imperium (see empire). Meaning "pertaining to an empire" (especially the Roman) is from late 14c. Imperial presidency in a U.S. context traces to Arthur Schlesinger Jr.'s book on the Nixon administration (1974). Related: Imperially.