Vocabulary: imperious – domineering and overbearing

Title: Unbroken
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Sentence: It was the fighters, gunned by the B-29s, blowing up. The bombers flew on, imperious.
Page: 275

Word: imperious
  • domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing: an imperious manner; an imperious person.
  • urgent; imperative: imperious need.
   Source: Dictionary.com

I guess bombers can fly arrogantly but more likely they were impervious?

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