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imperative
used in Moby Dick

only 1 use
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Definition
essential and urgent

or more rarely:   (in grammar) a sentence that expresses a command or request
  • It became imperative to lance the flying whale, or be content to lose him.
    Chapters 82-84 -- The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (79% in)

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