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I think, for instance, the imposition of a tax of one per cent.

"I spurn the imposition," said Lady Dorothea, tearing it in fragments.

Most of them took this as an added insult and swore roundly at it as an imposition.

They appealed to the Cadi against what they called the imposition.

You and all belonging to you were an imposition and a fraud.

"But that imposition is the only means of preventing the duel," replied Miss Woodley.

And wasn't she continuing the imposition largely for the same reason?

The interval of imposition is our imaginary interval of creation.

"Her case, however, wears not much the semblance of imposition," said the Squire.

They broke down the remnant of her excuse that the child was an imposition.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "the levying of taxes, a tax, duty, tribute," from Old French imposicion "tax, duty; a fixing" (early 14c.), from Latin impositionem (nominative impositio) "a laying on," from imponere "to place upon," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + ponere "to put, place" (see position). Sense of "the act of putting (something) on (something else)" is from 1590s. Meaning "an act or instance of imposing" (on someone) first recorded 1630s (see impose).

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