Force something on someone; also, levy a tax or duty. For example, Don't try to impose your ideas on me, or The British crown imposed a tariff on tea. [Late 1500s]
Force oneself on others; take unfair advantage of. For example, Am I imposing on you if I stay overnight? or He's always imposing on us, dropping in unexpectedly with numerous friends. [Early 1600s]
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Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.
It was a brick wall that we turned into the on-ramp of a highway.
Could the (thus far) timid trembling give way to a full-on, grand mal seizure?26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas|James Joiner|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Any delay in covering such deficit shall be subject to such charge as the Federal Reserve Board may impose.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Hence, in their professed attempt to aid the memory, they really impose a new and additional burden upon it.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
An attempt to impose an imitation on a practised judge is always productive of an unpleasant result.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
But he failed to impose upon the Colonel, and was even far from impressing him with this trumped-up knowledge of bygone days.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin