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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimposingim‧pos‧ing /ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ $ -ˈpoʊ-/ adjective  IMPRESSlarge, impressive, and appearing important an imposing building He’s a tall, quietly spoken, but imposing figure.
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imposingIt's one of the most distinguished hotels in Italy, grand and imposing.The show took place outside the imposing Central Library building on Fifth Avenue.Over six feet tall, and square-shouldered, Marcus Judge was still an imposing character.She hurried along the path, past matching stone lions, up a few stairs to the imposing door.Pergamon was an imposing hillside city and full advantage was taken of this dramatic site.The railway crossing was protected by imposing level crossing gates where it crossed the tram line.The fingerboard is rosewood with the somewhat imposing lightning bolt inlays which share the blue livery chosen for this particular model.The site is distinguished by an imposing pair of gates, there is the station building itself and the mill.With her heart in her mouth she entered the imposing portals of Mon Ré, and rang the bell.A major problem with imposing restrictions of this kind is that banks may find ways of getting round them.An imposing staircase led out of the hall.
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