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peremptory
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Jane Eyre
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  • "What is all this?" demanded another voice peremptorily; and Mrs. Reed came along the corridor, her cap flying wide, her gown rustling stormily.
  • Tea ready, I was going to approach the table; but she desired me to sit still, quite in her old peremptory tones.
  • He was quite peremptory, both in look and voice.

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  • 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

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