But Fred did not go to Stone Court the next day, for reasons that were quite peremptory.
She was going to have room for the energies which stirred uneasily under the dimness and pressure of her own ignorance and the petty peremptoriness of the world’s habits.
"Nonsense!" said Caleb, with his most peremptory intonation.
"I shall not send them away," said Lydgate, the peremptoriness rising again.
Rosamond’s thought was, that he was getting more and more unbearable—not that there was any new special reason for this peremptoriness.
It was a quarter of an hour later before Bulstrode, with a cold peremptoriness of manner which he had not before shown, said, "I came to call you thus early, Mr. Raffles, because I have ordered the carriage to be ready at half-past seven, and intend myself to conduct you as far as Ilsely, where you can either take the railway or await a coach."
Having no money, and having privately sought advice as to what security could possibly be given by a man in his position, Lydgate had offered the one good security in his power to the less peremptory creditor, who was a silversmith and jeweller, and who consented to take on himself the upholsterer’s credit also, accepting interest for a given term.
I insist upon it that your father shall not know, unless I choose to tell him," added Lydgate, with a more peremptory emphasis.
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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.