He uttered nothing but uncertain opinions about physical nature-and nothing but categorical imperatives about men.
It’s a social imperative.
"Dagny, it’s imperative, it’s crucial, there’s nothing to be done about it, to refuse is out of the question, in times like these one has no choice, and-" She glanced at her watch.
The editorials went on speaking of self-denial as the road to future progress, of self-sacrifice as the moral imperative, of greed as the enemy, of love as the solution-their threadbare phrases as sickeningly sweet as the odor of ether in a hospital.
He said, in the soft, stubborn whine of a voodoo incantation, "It’s a moral imperative, universally conceded in our day and age, that every man is entitled to a job.
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.