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 for imposing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impose \Im*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imposed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Imposing.] [F. imposer; pref. im- in + poser to place.
     See Pose, v. t.]
     1. To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit.
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              Cakes of salt and barley [she] did impose
              Within a wicker basket.               --Chapman.
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     2. To lay as a charge, burden, tax, duty, obligation,
        command, penalty, etc.; to enjoin; to levy; to inflict;
        as, to impose a toll or tribute.
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              What fates impose, that men must needs abide.
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              Death is the penalty imposed.         --Milton.
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              Thou on the deep imposest nobler laws. --Waller.
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     3. (Eccl.) To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of
        confirmation and ordination.
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     4. (Print.) To arrange in proper order on a table of stone or
        metal and lock up in a chase for printing; -- said of
        columns or pages of type, forms, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Imposing \Im*pos"ing\, a.
     1. Laying as a duty; enjoining.
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     2. Adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; commanding; as,
        an imposing air; an imposing spectacle. "Large and
        imposing edifices." --Bp. Hobart.
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     3. Deceiving; deluding; misleading.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Imposing \Im*pos"ing\, n. (Print.)
     The act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a
     sheet. See Impose, v. t., 4.
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     Imposing stone (Print.), the stone on which the pages or
        columns of types are imposed or made into forms; -- called
        also imposing table.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an
             imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking
             policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"
             [syn: baronial, imposing, noble, stately]
      2: used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an
         eminent person; "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's
         imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty" [syn:
         distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  120 Moby Thesaurus words for "imposing":
     Babylonian, Corinthian, adipose, aristocratic, arty, august,
     awe-inspiring, awful, barbaric, baronial, beefy, big, big-bellied,
     bloated, blowzy, bosomy, brawny, burly, buxom, chubby, chunky,
     commanding, corpulent, courtly, deluxe, dignified, distended,
     dumpy, earnest, effective, elaborate, elegant, extravagant, fancy,
     fat, fatal, fateful, fattish, fine, fleshy, formidable, full,
     glorious, grand, grandiose, grave, gross, heavy, heavyset, hefty,
     high, hippy, imperial, impressive, kingly, lordly, lusty,
     luxurious, magisterial, magnificent, majestic, meaty, moving,
     noble, obese, overblown, overweight, palatial, paunchy, plump,
     plush, podgy, portentous, portly, posh, potbellied, princely,
     proud, pudgy, puffy, pursy, queenly, regal, ritzy, roly-poly,
     rotund, royal, sedate, serious, sober, solemn, sounding,
     splendacious, splendid, splendiferous, square, squat, squatty,
     stalwart, stately, statuesque, stocky, stout, strapping, sumptuous,
     superb, superfancy, superfine, swank, swanky, swell, swollen,
     thick-bodied, thickset, top-heavy, tubby, venerable, weighty,
     well-fed, worthy

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