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adjective as in regal

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That ultimately made British industry less competitive, Chambers says, as UK companies were sheltered behind imperial tariffs instead of going head-to-head with the likes of France, Germany, and Italy.

From Quartz

Sinofuturism is also a way to consider what exactly is this imperial force that China’s becoming, and to provoke questions around that.

Its rich history revolves around its role as a bustling imperial port city.

We focus rather on British colonial rule through imperial companies.

From Quartz

The live-action remake of the 1998 animated film, Mulan stars Liu Yifei as a young woman in imperial China who disguises herself as a man so she can take her aging father’s place in the emperor’s army.

From Vox

Today, the Imperial family can be found dining at Honke Owariya upon their return from Tokyo.

Pan Am was once an imperial power in its own right, girdling the globe.

Whether the country or the courts buy into his imperial tantrum remains to be seen.

Japan had something called the Imperial Rule Assistance Association.

And far from being secondary partners, Scots featured disproportionately in overseas imperial exploitation.

Ripperda accompanied this unexpected refusal, with a laboured epistle to his imperial friend.

The hour was beyond the time in which he ought to have been in the imperial boudoir, to await the hand of his intended bride.

Vienna capitulated to the French, and Napoleon established his head quarters in the imperial palace of Schoenbrunn.

The Imperial Parliament will never concede that right, nor will any Legislature similarly constituted.

This chapel is situated near the Imperial Palace, to which it is connected by means of a covered gallery.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to imperial, such as: royal, stately, sovereign, domineering, kingly, and lordly.

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