It was a background for the talk of the great man come home, hints of cities and large imperative affairs and famous people, jocosely modest admissions that, yes, their friend Perce was doing about as well as most of these "Boston swells that think so much of themselves because they come from rich old families and went to college and everything.
There are no more uses of "imperative" in the book.
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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.