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  • Heller, the fighter against compulsion, was baffled by Roark, a man so impervious to compulsion that he became a kind of compulsion himself, an ultimatum against things Heller could not define.
  • It was strange to be conscious of another person’s existence, to feel it as a close, urgent necessity; a necessity without qualifications, neither pleasant nor painful, merely final like an ultimatum.
  • Not in the total, undivided way, not with the kind of desire that becomes an ultimatum, ’yes’ or ’no,’ and one can’t accept the ’no’ without ceasing to exist.
  • It’s an ultimatum.

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  • The union gave the company an ultimatum-saying they will call a strike if wages are not raised by Monday.
  • Russia presented Ukraine with an ultimatum that could not be ignored.

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