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The former resembles the imperial palace at Schonbrun, but smaller.

There are some who challenge the expediency of the Imperial character of this realm.

His imperial intelligence, however, was too heavy a handicap.

Let them think of the glory of Athens, and her imperial fame.

The Imperial power had been asserted, but the cost was heavy.

Very likely it saved us from an ugly trouble on the day of the Imperial visit to the City.

I shall suggest to the Ulema of the Imperial Ear that he advise inaction.

It does not matter which imperial organ it was, as they all say the same thing.

I turned towards the Imperial box, thinking that the Emperor had just entered.

After the gods passed, it became the tree of the imperial Csars.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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