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  • I thought about Maxon and his ultimatum, his demand for me to commit.†   (source)
  • I can see her tallying the cost of my ultimatum, weighing it against my possible worth.†   (source)
  • So here is my ultimatum.†   (source)
  • If Ullman was as good as he claimed to be, and if he gave Al a he-goes-or-I-go ultimatum, might not Al be forced to take it?†   (source)
  • I still resented my wife for presenting me with what felt like an ultimatum.†   (source)
  • The New Prophet's televised address began fifteen minutes before Kassad's ultimatum ran out.†   (source)
  • Baker shouted an ultimatum to the fugitives: "I want you to surrender.†   (source)
  • Dad said that lots of girls had given Henry ultimatums, tried to force him to settle down, and lots of girls had been left crying on the sidewalk.†   (source)
  • One evening that winter, after Ramiro had come in late following weeks of trouble at school, I gave him an ultimatum.†   (source)
  • I issued an ultimatum: we have to leave, there's no way I can stay in this house, on this road, knowing everything that has gone on here.†   (source)
  • You're giving me an ultimatum?†   (source)
  • Chapter 1 —— ULTIMATUM   (source)
  • CHAPTER 15 — A Postpartum Ultimatum   (source)
  • But he had a hunch that if he gave Salander an ultimatum or threatened to fire her she would simply shrug her shoulders and be gone.†   (source)
  • He stood there, hands on hips, glaring at me, and not at all satisfied with this ultimatum.†   (source)
  • She closed her eyes at the ultimatum.†   (source)
  • Having done what she could, Helen finally delivered the dreaded ultimatum.†   (source)
  • We gave Dr. Xuma an ultimatum: we would support him for reelection to the presidency of the ANC provided he supported our proposed Program of Action.†   (source)
  • On goes the slaughter, and all the while, lurking in the back of my head is Cain's ultimatum.†   (source)
  • Eventually, as he fell deeper into debt, the bank issued an ultimatum: Come up with ten thousand dollars in ten days, or face foreclosure.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There, with the full weight of its military power in evidence, Blue Team issued an eight-point ultimatum to Van Riper, the eighth point being the demand to surrender.†   (source)
  • The UN gave Iraq an ultimatum to leave Kuwait by January 15, 1991, or be forcefully removed.†   (source)
  • Used her imminent arrival and feeble attempt at murder as an exercise of his will against hers—an ultimatum to the universe.†   (source)
  • Patty had been married, and the affair had been a series of breakups and makeups, ultimatums and backsliding, finally ending with Don saying if she wasn't serious enough to leave her husband, he was moving on.†   (source)
  • Japan ignored the ultimatum.†   (source)
  • But God bless Margot, because she wasn't going to force me into a corner with rules and ultimatums, either, which was good, because I would have ignored them.†   (source)
  • Blanca was not surprised, for it was not the first time he had given her an ultimatum.†   (source)
  • She doesn't know Cedric very well, never had him in class, but she knows he doesn't take ultimatums well.†   (source)
  • They already knew of the terrorists' ultimatum, but it had never been put to them so bluntly, and never in hand with the world health community s failure.†   (source)
  • When other teams balked at playing them, Williamsport issued an ultimatum: Play or forfeit.†   (source)
  • An ultimatum accepted and ritualized, an allegiance recited for the peace it imparted, and for that perhaps loved.†   (source)
  • This time he bore an ultimatum: surrender the fort or face annihilation.†   (source)
  • She would fax him the ultimatum tomorrow.†   (source)
  • She sent an ultimatum that Eddis return the caravans or consider herself at war.†   (source)
  • "An ultimatum, I gather," Bram muttered, rising to heat some water and retrieve some chairs from his study.†   (source)
  • "You, Mr. President, are not declaring a quarantine," Khrushchev dictates to a secretary, "but rather are setting forth an ultimatum and threatening that if we do not give in to your demands you will use force.†   (source)
  • What she delivered to her brother was an ultimatum.†   (source)
  • He actually gave me an ultimatum when he found me doing the deed with Ty.†   (source)
  • You don't give ultimatums to Carlos.†   (source)
  • I could hear some unknown voice issuing my ultimatum: Either you leave Merle alone OR you give up everything you have and move behind the auditorium of Samuel T. Saxon School, come and go like a thief.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • This ultimatum seemed impossible, but I still felt happy because this was her way of giving us one last chance.†   (source)
  • She now did not make recommendations to me; she issued ultimatums.†   (source)
  • But he could not bring himself to accept Charlie's ultimatum.†   (source)
  • Her dream—that horrible ultimatum she'd been handed—had something to do with this cabin.†   (source)
  • Were you trying to help him when you gave him the ultimatum to join the Masons?†   (source)
  • Not at the end of an ultimatum, not for business.†   (source)
  • I don't like giving you an ultimatum, but you're being a bit careless with my one shot."†   (source)
  • In the silence that follows Lyme's ultimatum, he speaks up.†   (source)
  • He didn't give you an ultimatum or anything?†   (source)
  • All of the nuclear powers have been given the same ultimatum.†   (source)
  • I've already told you about his ultimatum.†   (source)
  • Look, I'm not going to give you any more ultimatums tonight—or I guess it's this morning.†   (source)
  • It was quite another thing for Blomkvist to deliver an ultimatum as a private investigator.†   (source)
  • I shan't waste time proving to you why you'd better take my ultimatum seriously.†   (source)
  • The ultimatum was designed to play on the fears and distress of the rebels.†   (source)
  • It's not a crowd that takes to ultimatums well.†   (source)
  • It ended with what was effectively an ultimatum.†   (source)
  • There was no question that my ultimatum was sincere.†   (source)
  • I'm in a position to convey it … far better than I can an ultimatum.†   (source)
  • Director, you have told me of Prusias and his ultimatum, but what of Astaroth?†   (source)
  • Checking the records, I found that she'd bought most of it even before the ultimatum from Attolia.†   (source)
  • To reach him in time, was the only ultimatum left in her mind.†   (source)
  • I had accepted Miller's ultimatum without a fight.†   (source)
  • But while Maxon and I could escape for a little while, once we were out of our bubble, the tension of the ultimatum the rebels had placed on the Elite was thick.†   (source)
  • Over the next several days she repeated the ultimatum enough times that I finally accepted that this was not an idle threat.†   (source)
  • In response to Kassad's ultimatum, the New Prophet announced that all of the infidels would be put to death immediately following his live television address fhat evening.†   (source)
  • I stood my ground and gave him an ultimatum—either he had to pull himself together or start looking for another job.†   (source)
  • I reluctantly went to answer it, dreading King Clarkson's cold eyes as he followed through on his ultimatum.†   (source)
  • I proposed to her and gave my father an ultimatum—either he accepted our marriage or he'd have to look for another fatted calf for the family business.†   (source)
  • Finally, if the landscape seemed clear, he would propel a minion under a gun to approach the client's representative and give his ultimatum: the client himself must show up and walk into the net of the assassin's making.†   (source)
  • "I would rather have both of you than neither of you, and I'm sure that's the implied ultimatum," Nita says, rolling her eyes.†   (source)
  • After a brief consideration, John removed his ultimatum, but the look he gave me chilled me to the bone.†   (source)
  • The reason for this entry in your pages, the cause of my alarm, is that to-day John issued an ultimatum that I was not to visit the Tower any longer.†   (source)
  • When she heard about Hannah, she flipped, issued an ultimatum, and I'm pretty sure Daddy will at the very least be much more careful about his extramarital fun.†   (source)
  • As minister of foreign affairs, Fortier had convinced Henri Gaetan to call this emergency session to address Valborg Svensson's recent ultimatum.†   (source)
  • His arms pinned beneath Jason's knees, the blade of the knife breaking the flesh around the socket of his left eye, the second man received Bourne's ultimatum.†   (source)
  • Bram nodded and sat quietly as the Director recounted the ambassador's visit, the looming threat of war among the kingdoms, and Prusias's ultimatum.†   (source)
  • Although his presence there was a burden and I had finally and uncharacteristically delivered an ultimatum to Moody in order to get Reza out of the house, at this place and time he was a friendly face, and one of the few who spoke English to me.†   (source)
  • The minister of defense sat with legs crossed, glowing like any good Stalinist faced with such an ultimatum.†   (source)
  • Here's our ultimatum, and we're holding you responsible for conveying it-otherwise you'll join Koenig and d'Amacourt.†   (source)
  • WHEN WORD OF THE ULTIMATUM, and of Magaw's answer, reached Fort Lee later that afternoon, Nathanael Greene dispatched a rider to tell Washington, who, earlier, had ridden to Hackensack, six miles away, where his army had pitched camp.†   (source)
  • Max focused on the fantastic things and strange foods he'd eaten rather than the grim news of Prusias's ultimatum, the Atropos, or the looming threat of war.†   (source)
  • In the name of all the producers who had kept you alive and received your death ultimatums in payment, I now answer you with a single ultimatum of our own: Our work or your guns.†   (source)
  • So here is my ultimatum: it is now in your power to destroy me; I may have to go; but if I go, I'll make sure that I take all the rest of you along with me.†   (source)
  • You can listen to an ultimatum.†   (source)
  • "He …. has …. to …. save …. us," said Mouch slowly, as if straining the last of his mind into blankness and delivering an ultimatum to reality.†   (source)
  • In the moment when he, lames Taggart, had found himself facing the ultimatum: to accept reality or die, it was death his emotions had chosen, death, rather than surrender to that realm of which Galt was so radiant a son.†   (source)
  • It's an ultimatum.†   (source)
  • Be it a highwayman who confronts a traveler with the ultimatum: 'Your money or your life,' or a politician who confronts a country with the ultimatum: 'Your children's education or your life,' the meaning of that ultimatum is: 'Your mind or your life'-and neither is possible to man without the other.†   (source)
  • In the name of all the producers who had kept you alive and received your death ultimatums in payment, I now answer you with a single ultimatum of our own: Our work or your guns.†   (source)
  • Let them draft notes and ultimatums and protests and accusations.†   (source)
  • Abroad, grim old Britain had sent her ultimatum to the South Africans in 1899; Lord Roberts ("Little Bobs," as he was known affectionately to his men) was appointed commander-in-chief after several British reverses; the Transvaal Republic was annexed to Great Britain in September 1900, and formally annexed in the month of Eugene's birth.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He seems to hover, shadowy, almost substanceless, a little behind and above all the other straightforward and logical even though (to him) incomprehensible ultimatums and affirmations and defiances and challenges and repudiations, with an air of sardonic and indolent detachment like that of a youthful Roman consul making the Grand Tour of his day among the barbarian hordes which his grandfather conquered, benighted in a brawling and childish and quite deadly mud-castle household in a…†   (source)
  • The Chinese received the ultimatum impassively, replying at length: "I am sorry to tell you that it would be of little use.†   (source)
  • "Rhett," she asked stormily, shortly after Uncle Peter's ultimatum, "why do folks in this town treat me so scurvily and talk about me so?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • …them (with no change of gaunt ruthless face nor level voice) defiance if it was defiance they wanted, telling them that if every man in the South would do as he himself was doing, would see to the restoration of his own land, the general land and South would save itself and ushered them from the room and from the house and stood plain in the doorway holding the lamp above his head while their spokesman delivered his ultimatum: 'This may be war, Sutpen; and answered, I am used to it.'†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • For four years now I have given chance the opportunity to renounce for me, but it seems that I am doomed to live, that she and I both are doomed to live, —the defiance and the ultimatum delivered beside a bivouac fire, the ultimatum discharged before the gate to which the two of them must have ridden side by side almost: the one calm and undeviating, perhaps unresisting even, the fatalist to the last; the other remorseless with implacable and unalterable grief and despair " (It seemed…†   (source)
  • It's an ultimatum.†   (source)
  • Helen realized then that Bo saw through the cowboy—that the ultimatum was only one of his tricks.†   (source)
  • If you still care for peace, here is my ultimatum.†   (source)
  • "Very little, of course, and therefore I don't ask for your ultimatum on the spot.†   (source)
  • Doctor Dohmler had never yet spoken to any one so far away but he dispatched his ultimatum so firmly into the phone that the agonized American at the other end yielded.†   (source)
  • Many people had heard of the cylinder, of course, and talked about it in their leisure, but it certainly did not make the sensation that an ultimatum to Germany would have done.†   (source)
  • …chest rose at the thought that it was committed to free a nation, was directed against the citadel he hated—even though it could also be seen as the upshot of Moscow's schemes, which then constricted his breathing, and yet did not prevent him from characterizing the ultimatum presented by the Hapsburgs to Serbia only three weeks later as an insult to humanity and a ghastly crime, whose consequences he, as an initiate in such matters, clearly saw and greeted with quick, shallow breaths.†   (source)
  • With her he never discussed theology, nor, indeed, discussed anything; he contented himself with making known, very distinctly, in the form of a lucid ultimatum, his wishes with regard to Catherine.†   (source)
  • But to a large and thorough sweeping comprehension of him, it behooves me now to unbutton him still further, and untagging the points of his hose, unbuckling his garters, and casting loose the hooks and the eyes of the joints of his innermost bones, set him before you in his ultimatum; that is to say, in his unconditional skeleton.†   (source)
  • "I'll give you six shilling for it," she said, throwing it down with the air of a person who mentions an ultimatum.†   (source)
  • Her finale and ultimatum of contempt consisted in a very emphatic pronunciation of the word "shiftless;" and by this she characterized all modes of procedure which had not a direct and inevitable relation to accomplishment of some purpose then definitely had in mind.†   (source)
  • You have the power!'
    So I pleaded—gentle, humble appeals—
    but our hosts turned silent, hushed ….
    and the father broke forth with an ultimatum:
    'Away from my island—fast—most cursed man alive!
    It's a crime to host a man or speed him on his way
    when the blessed deathless gods despise him so.
    Crawling back like this-

    it proves the immortals hate you!†   (source)
  • …won by the master.
    That radiant woman, once she reached her suitors,
    drawing her glistening veil across her cheeks,
    paused now where a column propped the sturdy roof,
    with one of her loyal handmaids stationed either side,
    and delivered an ultimatum to her suitors:
    "Listen to me, my overbearing friends!
    You who plague this palace night and day,
    drinking, eating us out of house and home
    with the lord and master absent, gone so long—
    the only excuse that you can offer is your…†   (source)
  • …is worlds away, dead or alive, who knows?
    Imagine the high price I'd have to pay Icarius
    if all on my own I send my mother home.
    Oh what I would suffer from her father—
    and some dark god would hurt me even more
    when mother, leaving her own house behind,
    calls down her withering Furies on my head,
    and our people's cries of shame would hound my heels.
    I will never issue that ultimatum to my mother.
    And you, if you have any shame in your own hearts,
    you must leave my palace!†   (source)
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