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imperative
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Pearl, looking at this bright wonder of a house began to caper and dance, and imperatively required that the whole breadth of sunshine should be stripped off its front, and given her to play with.
  • "I profess, madam," answered the clergyman, with a grave obeisance, such as the lady’s rank demanded, and his own good breeding made imperative—"I profess, on my conscience and character, that I am utterly bewildered as touching the purport of your words!

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  • I’m hoping to be able to reveal this to my father soon enough, but, for tonight, discretion is imperative."
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • The evolutionary imperative that drove them to live in groups was the opportunity to kill them by the billions.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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