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peremptory
used in Wuthering Heights

3 uses
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Definition not allowing contradiction or refusal
  • 'No!' she replied, peremptorily.
    Chapter 11 (97% in)
  • ...peculiarly wayward, rejecting her breakfast, complaining that the servants did not do what she told them; that the mistress would allow her to be nothing in the house, and Edgar neglected her; that she had caught a cold with the doors being left open, and we let the parlour fire go out on purpose to vex her, with a hundred yet more frivolous accusations, Mrs. Linton peremptorily insisted that she should get to bed; and, having scolded her heartily, threatened to send for the doctor.
    Chapter 10 (63% in)
  • No plan offered itself: the very exhibition of any desire to keep him would have rendered the claimant more peremptory: there was nothing left but to resign him.
    Chapter 19 (88% in)

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