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As I Lay Dying
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  • "Jewel," Vernon says, not loud, but his voice going full and clear along the water, peremptory yet tactful.

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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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