[ US /ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɪmpəzˈɪʃən/ ]
  1. the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
  2. an uncalled-for burden
    he listened but resented the imposition
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How To Use imposition In A Sentence

  • This type of power - a culture that radiates outward and a market that draws inward - rests on pull, not on push; on acceptance, not on imposition.
  • Imposition of hands was a ceremony used especially in paternal blessings; Jacob used it when he blessed and adopted the sons of Joseph, Gen. xlviii. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)
  • Hackworth did this through reimposition of a strict but fair discipline, introduction of and training in proven and successful fieldcraft, and leadership from the front.
  • Terms that have both are called appellative terms and should be distinguished from substance terms or natural kind terms, which have signification by imposition. Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy
  • Fuller became a thorn in the government's side on many other issues, particularly the great questions of royal finance, purveyance and impositions.
  • Oppression or unjustified imposition can never be tolerated.
  • Had the acetate been used, the imposition of the poems directly over the images of the subjects 'faces would have integrated word and image but would have resulted in considerable obscuration of both the text and the faces. Gerard Malanga's Journey From Andy Warhol's Stage Dancer To Factory Poet
  • It was an elaborate charade which, through the performance of ritual, disguised the imposition of the royal will.
  • They alleviate the difficulties of observing subtle changes that are difficult to observe with more established methods such as superimposition.
  • Many qualitative researchers are disdainful of approaches to research that entail the imposition of predetermined formats on the social world.
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