Noirtier cast an appealing look on Valentine, which look was at once so earnest and imperative, that she answered immediately.
"You lie," repeated the abbe a third time, with a still more imperative tone.
"Avanti!" said the same sharp and imperative voice.
"Ground arms," exclaimed the chief, with an imperative sign of the hand, while with the other he took off his hat respectfully; then, turning to the singular personage who had caused this scene, he said, "Your pardon, your excellency, but I was so far from expecting the honor of a visit, that I did not really recognize you."
Danglars, seeing that if he continued the conversation in the same tone in which he had begun it, the whole thing might turn out to his own disadvantage, turned to Morcerf, and said: "Count, you must doubtless be surprised at my reserve, and I assure you it costs me much to act in such a manner towards you; but, believe me when I say that imperative necessity has imposed the painful task upon me."
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I’m hoping to be able to reveal this to my father soon enough, but, for tonight, discretion is imperative."
Kiera Cass -- The One
The evolutionary imperative that drove them to live in groups was the opportunity to kill them by the billions.