To better see all uses of the word
peremptory
in
Wuthering Heights
please enable javascript.

peremptory
Used In
Wuthering Heights
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • ’No!’ she replied, peremptorily.
  • 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.
  • …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.

  • There are no more uses of "peremptory" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • For many African Americans, the use of wholly discretionary peremptory strikes to select a jury of twelve remained a serious barrier to serving on a jury.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I obeyed this peremptory order with hardly more than a twitch of subdued rebelliousness, for if I had learned anything during my years at the university it was that the scientific hierarchy requires a high standard of obedience, if not subservience, from its acolytes.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading