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ultimatum

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Definition a final demand that carries a threat if it is rejected
  • The union gave the company an ultimatum-saying they will call a strike if wages are not raised by Monday.
ultimatum = a final demand that carries a threat if it is rejected
  • Russia presented Ukraine with an ultimatum that could not be ignored.
  • ultimatum = a final demand that carries a threat if it is rejected
  • Helen realized then that Bo saw through the cowboy—that the ultimatum was only one of his tricks.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • I still resented my wife for presenting me with what felt like an ultimatum.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • This ultimatum we delayed a few minutes to let a ship pass beyond horizon; we weren't taking chances—one missile and Luna would have been helpless.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Look, I'm not going to give you any more ultimatums tonight—or I guess it's this morning.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • This ultimatum seemed impossible, but I still felt happy because this was her way of giving us one last chance.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Let them draft notes and ultimatums and protests and accusations.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • After a brief consideration, John removed his ultimatum, but the look he gave me chilled me to the bone.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Used her imminent arrival and feeble attempt at murder as an exercise of his will against hers—an ultimatum to the universe.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Were you trying to help him when you gave him the ultimatum to join the Masons?
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • But he could not bring himself to accept Charlie's ultimatum.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • He stood there, hands on hips, glaring at me, and not at all satisfied with this ultimatum.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Japan ignored the ultimatum.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • He hadn't wanted her to feel as if he were giving her an ultimatum, but thinking back, he realized that was exactly what he had done.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • You and the satyr have been helping this hero-coming here to threaten me in Poseidon's name, no doubt-to bring me an ultimatum.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • This time he bore an ultimatum: surrender the fort or face annihilation.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Blanca was not surprised, for it was not the first time he had given her an ultimatum.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • On goes the slaughter, and all the while, lurking in the back of my head is Cain's ultimatum.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I thought about Maxon and his ultimatum, his demand for me to commit.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite

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