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peremptory
used in
The Scarlet Letter

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  • His first care was given to the child, whose cries, indeed, as she lay writhing on the trundle-bed, made it of peremptory necessity to postpone all other business to the task of soothing her.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (21% in)

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