Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Having authority; positive; commanding.

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Usage examples "authoritative":

  1. But when Bellerophon patted his head and spoke a few authoritative, yet kind and soothing words, another look came into the eyes of Pegasus; for he was glad at heart, after so many lonely centuries, to have found a companion and a master. - "Journeys Through Bookland V2", Charles H. Sylvester.
  2. Jane reached forth an authoritative hand. - "Concerning Sally", William John Hopkins.
  3. He had let go of Daubrecq, but held him for a time under the dominion of his authoritative glance and will. - "The Crystal Stopper", Maurice LeBlanc.