Why, then, is man thus imposed upon, or why does he impose upon himself?
That is another part of his legend which Plato also seeks to impose upon us.
Now Dr Middleton was a clever, sensible man, who had no wish to impose upon any one.
Mr. Freeland was too just a man thus to impose upon me, or upon any one else.
As he said of Job, he had "determined, in the midst of accumulating ills, to impose upon himself the hard duty of contentment."
But there are three conditions which I must impose upon thee.
They are keenly appreciative of kindness, but, like children, they will impose upon a weak or vacillating person.
The Company now resolved to impose upon the wayward an iron restraint.
Freed from the yoke of false doctrine, a whole people must impose upon itself that of true morality and reason.
People will impose upon you no end over in America, unless you are on your guard.
late 14c., "to lay (a crime, etc.) to the account of," from Old French imposer "put, place; impute, charge, accuse" (c.1300), from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + poser "put, place" (see pose (v.1)). Sense of "to lay on as a burden" first recorded 1580s. Related: Imposed; imposing.