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  • "Wait a little, Varvara!" cried her father, speaking peremptorily but looking at her quite approvingly.
  • He understood perfectly that those peremptory shouts were merely "a flourish" to produce an effect.
  • "Here, come to us, come here," said a voice, speaking not loudly, but firmly and peremptorily.
  • This was said too peremptorily.
  • There was such a peremptory note in Katya’s voice that Ivan, after a moment’s hesitation, made up his mind to go back with Alyosha.
  • "Kolya, if you say another word, I’ll have nothing more to do with you," Alyosha cried peremptorily.
  • We will tell you what to do," Nikolay Parfenovitch said, and his voice was positively peremptory, or so it seemed to Mitya.
  • I want him to stay here with us," she said peremptorily, addressing the whole company, though her words were obviously meant for the man sitting on the sofa.
  • Leave off," Ivan said peremptorily, sitting down again.

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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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