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peremptory
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Middlemarch
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  • 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.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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