To better see all uses of the word
The Call of the Wild
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
Used In
The Call of the Wild
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • So peremptorily did these shades beckon him, that each day mankind and the claims of mankind slipped farther from him.

  • There are no more uses of "peremptory" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • 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

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading