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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Imperialize To invest with imperial authority, character, or style; to bring to the form of an empire.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

I've seen the imperial family several times I've seen the imperial family several times
Imperial Eagle Imperial Eagle

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A Chinese Scientist discovered that the Earth is round during the Han Dynasty by measuring the sun and moon's path in the sky. He recorded this fact down in the imperial records but went unnoticed until it was unearthed recently but Chinese archaeologists.
    • imperialize To make imperial; endow with imperial form, character, or authority.
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  • Robert Browning
    “It is best to be yourself, imperial, plain and true.”


In literature:

I am told that to cast a bell worthy of our imperial city requires the genius of a poet and the skill of an astronomer.
"A Chinese Wonder Book" by Norman Hinsdale Pitman
The girl standing at the top stamped her foot imperiously.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
The law is imperial, but the judges are appointed by the states, and are under its authority.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
At his death the command of the imperial army was conferred upon the elector of Bavaria.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Stretching out his arms in an imperious manner, he demanded silence.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
I met an Imperial officer one day, who had just returned from the front.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
He returned the lion a glance as imperious, and fierce, and scrutinsing, as his own.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
The great new fact in Irish social welfare is that she now draws that great draught from the Imperial Exchequer.
"Home Rule" by Harold Spender
Almost at the same time a change was being made by death in the wearer of the Imperial diadem.
"Theodoric the Goth" by Thomas Hodgkin
Chief among the relevant circumstances in the current situation are the imperial designs of Germany and Japan.
"An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation" by Thorstein Veblen
Do you belong to the Imperial marine of France?
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
The Emperor was indignant that anything should oppose his imperial will.
"Fred Markham in Russia" by W. H. G. Kingston
Border Imperial Purple-top Yellow.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
It would be very strange if the United States were otherwise than Imperial in spirit.
"Problems of the Pacific" by Frank Fox
Finally, the Christians have embellished and justified Western imperialism in China.
"Government in Republican China" by Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
It was at the entrance to the Trubetskoi bastion that the Imperial party alighted.
"Miss Hildreth, Volume 2 of 3" by Augusta de Grasse Stevens
The collar consists of imperial crowns, the initials F. and L. and oak wreaths.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
In imperial times, Juventas personified, not the youth of the Roman state, but of the future emperor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
The bright moon shed a white light over the great, silent courtyards of the Imperial palace at Vienna.
"The Great Court Scandal" by William Le Queux
His Imperial Highness was actually killed by an agent of Secret Police!
"The Price of Power" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

A father ne’er my brow in loving smoothed,
Nor taught my baby tongue to lisp his name;
No mother’s voice my childish sorrows soothed,
Nor sought my wild, imperious will to tame.
"To The Holy Father Sanson" by Madge Morris Wagner
Oh! say you so, bold sailor
In the sun-lit deeps of sky!
Dost thou so soon the seed-time tell
In thy imperial cry,
As circling in yon shoreless sea
Thine unseen form goes drifting by?
"The Herald Crane" by Hamlin Garland
Praise to our God! not cottage hearths alone,
And shades imperious to the proud world’s glare,
Such witness yield: a monarch from his throne
Springs to his Cross and finds his glory there.
"King Charles the Martyr" by John Keble
And my soul heard the songs and groans
That are about and under thrones,
And felt through all time's murmur thrill
Fate's old imperious semitones
That made of good and ill
One same tune still.
"On The Downs" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I, Ivo, had no power to ban or bless,
But was as one withholden by a spell.
Forward she fared in lofty loneliness,
Urged on by an imperious inward stress,
To waste fair Eden, and to drown fierce Hell.
"Ivo Of Chartres" by Helen Gray Cone
And from weightier cares than a Caesar's brain
Pondered of old, would crave release;
Wise Ruler whose long victorious Reign
Imposes on love—loyal land and main
The fetters of proud Imperial Peace.''
"How Florence Rings Her Bells" by Alfred Austin

In news:

The house, known initially as the Imperial Opera and after World War I as the State Opera, quickly became internationally known for the quality of its casts and conductors and, in some years more than others, the breadth of its repertoire.
Dennis LaBonte, who told CNN he was a military veteran and the "imperial wizard" of a KKK chapter, said the approximately 10 members of the group came in "support of the troops.
Gordon Young, a Sharpsburg resident and imperial wizard of the World Knights of the KKK, obtained the permits for both demonstrations.
Scott Shaw/ The Plain Dealer Donald Laster holds up a photo of Anthony Sowell's Imperial Avenue house during Sowell's trial in July 2011.
It also raises an obvious question: Do we need a similarly imperial president to solve today's intractable problems.
( MANA de Imperial Valley celebrates)…It happened last Friday.
Mana honored three outstanding women, raised funds for scholarships, and MANA de Imperial Valley celebrated its Anniversary.
MANA de Imperial Valley hosts the event every year.
Grandparents, Jack and Tina Mandeville of Imperial, Tom and Robbie Pittman of Ponchatoula, La.
Those of you who have tickets to see country and bluegrass superstar Ricky Skaggs on Friday night, Sept 14, at the Imperial Theatre will get to see him play a historic musical instrument.
Dr Dilsaver is a practicing psychiatrist with the Imperial County Behavioral Health Services in El Centro, California.
The Founding Ceremony of the Nation (1951), showing Mao proclaiming the birth of the People's Republic of China from the Imperial Palace Gate at Tiananmen Square, 1949.
According to a mock publication called the Galactic Empire Times, Imperial leader Darth Vader confirmed this week that terrorist mastermind Obi -Wan Kenobi has been killed.
Attendance figures were provided by the Imperial Beach lifeguards.
The US government's proposal to use the canal to deliver water to Mexico doesn't sit well with farmers and officials in the Imperial Valley.

In science:

Current carrying wire atom chip and chip mount used at Imperial College by Eriksson et al.7 The inset shows a high resolution microscope image of the central region of the chip where atoms are trapped and manipulated.
Progress in atom chips and the integration of optical microcavities
The atom chip devices in use at Imperial College were fabricated by the nanosystems group of Professor M.
Progress in atom chips and the integration of optical microcavities
For the YbF molecule, this value is an enormous 26 GV/cm . A group at Imperial College, including the authors of this article, are currently in the process of measuring de using the YbF molecule .
Preparation and manipulation of molecules for fundamental physics tests
Tonkinson, B. J. [1994]:‘Clocks don’t go slow and rods don’t contract’, Proceedings of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science: Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory, Imperial College London.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
Walecka, J. D. 2004, Theoretical Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics, 2nd Edition (London and Singapore: Imperial College and World Scienti fic) .
Observational Tests of Neutron Star Relativistic Mean Field Equations of State
Markov point processes and their applications, Imperial College Press/World Scientific Publishing, London/Singapore.
A J-function for inhomogeneous point processes
Polzik, eds., Quantum Information with Continuous Variables of Atoms and Light (Imperial College Press, 2007). S. D.
Photon subtraction from traveling fields - recent experimental demonstrations
He received his PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London, UK.
Self-Organisation of Evolving Agent Populations in Digital Ecosystems
He worked as a Research Fellow at the MIT Media Lab Europe, after completing his B/MEng in Computing also from Imperial College London.
Self-Organisation of Evolving Agent Populations in Digital Ecosystems
Briscoe, G (2009), Digital Ecosystems, PhD thesis, Imperial College London.
Self-Organisation of Evolving Agent Populations in Digital Ecosystems
Chli, M (2006), Convergence and Interactivity of Multi-Agent Systems, PhD thesis, Imperial College London.
Self-Organisation of Evolving Agent Populations in Digital Ecosystems
Johnson, Information Theory and the Central Limit Theorem, Imperial College Press, 2004. O.
On the Entropy of Sums of Bernoulli Random Variables via the Chen-Stein Method
The wavelength so calculated for the first mode in the area of "Megapolygon" was equal to about 130 km and near to the Imperial ridge the wavelength becomes bigger and is equal to 167 km, and 2000 km to the east it is equal to 156 km.
Dynamics of the internal gravity waves in the heterogeneous and nonstationary stratified mediums
Giacomin, Random polymer models, Imperial College Press (in press). W.D.
Tightness conditions for polymer measures
Imperial College Press/ World Scientific: 2004. Gogotsi (Ed.) Y.
Raman Spectroscopy of Nanostructures and Nanosized Materials