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Definition of Imposing


  1. of Impose
  2. Laying as a duty; enjoining.
  3. Adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; commanding; as, an imposing air; an imposing spectacle.
  4. Deceiving; deluding; misleading.
  5. The act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a sheet. See Impose, v. t., 4.

Imposing Quotations

A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law.
Kurt Huber

There are different ways that kids who are gay take on the rejection and alienation they feel. The way I dealt with it was to say, 'You know what? You're imposing judgments on me and condemnations, but I don't accept them. I'm going to instead turn the light on you and see what your flaws are and impose the same judgmental standards on you.'
Glenn Greenwald

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Alfred North Whitehead

In the end, leadership comes down to consistency and strong, confident action upon which the team can rely - and this doesn't mean imposing a bunch of rules.
Don Yaeger

When I was 2, we moved into an imposing country mansion 8 miles west of Cardiff, Wales.
Roald Dahl
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Imposing Translations

imposing in Dutch is imponerend, indrukwekkend
imposing in French is imposant
imposing in Norwegian is imponerende
imposing in Portuguese is impo
imposing in Spanish is imponente
imposing in Swedish is imponerande
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