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peremptory
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • "Stay where you are, and attend to the horse!" said Troy, peremptorily throwing her the reins and the whip.
  • "Come, madam, do you hear what I say?" he said, peremptorily.

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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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