[ US /ˌɪmˈpoʊzɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ɪmpˈə‍ʊzɪŋ/ ]
  1. used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person
    his distinguished bearing
    she reigned in magisterial beauty
    the monarch's imposing presence
  2. impressive in appearance
    a baronial mansion
    a noble tree
    an imposing residence
    severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses
    stately columns
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How To Use imposing In A Sentence

  • A few talented writers en dowed with originality and exceptional animation, a few brilliant efforts, isolated, without following, interrupted and recommenced, did not suffice to endow a nation with a solid and imposing basis of literary wealth. Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German and Italian
  • The bow is equally imposing, with two extremely large anchors still in their hawsers and a great deal of machinery and portholes to see.
  • However, the measure intended to foster democracy will result in all three party leaders imposing a three-line whip on their respective MPs – a move hardly likely to ease the public's mistrust of Parliament. European Union: The referendum is an absurd sideshow | Observer editorial
  • Not surprisingly, this imposing property is a popular choice for wedding receptions and regularly used for corporate entertaining, conferences and seminars.
  • They were an imposing foursome from the opening tip. USATODAY.com - Huskies run over Rams
  • Imposing such a burden would alter the basic structure between state and federal governments, which is critical to our constitutional scheme.
  • But councillors on the environment committee decided against imposing the changes.
  • Kenya's colonial government had responded to the Mau Mau resistance movement by imposing a State of Emergency, detaining leading nationalist leader Jomo Kenyatta, and restricting political organizing.
  • I was ready to about-face and let him drag me home when I noticed an imposing shape in the distance.
  • In the main bedroom imposing beams support a domed roof space above the double bed. Times, Sunday Times
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