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peremptory
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
not allowing contradiction or refusal
  • But Fred did not go to Stone Court the next day, for reasons that were quite peremptory.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (34% in)
  • She was going to have room for the energies which stirred uneasily under the dimness and pressure of her own ignorance and the petty peremptoriness of the world's habits.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (33% in)
  • "Nonsense!" said Caleb, with his most peremptory intonation.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (23% in)
  • Having no money, and having privately sought advice as to what security could possibly be given by a man in his position, Lydgate had offered the one good security in his power to the less peremptory creditor, who was a silversmith and jeweller, and who consented to take on himself the upholsterer's credit also, accepting interest for a given term.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (53% in)
  • I insist upon it that your father shall not know, unless I choose to tell him," added Lydgate, with a more peremptory emphasis.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (58% in)
  • "I shall not send them away," said Lydgate, the peremptoriness rising again.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (59% in)
  • It was a quarter of an hour later before Bulstrode, with a cold peremptoriness of manner which he had not before shown, said, "I came to call you thus early, Mr. Raffles, because I have ordered the carriage to be ready at half-past seven, and intend myself to conduct you as far as Ilsely, where you can either take the railway or await a coach."
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (52% in)
  • Rosamond's thought was, that he was getting more and more unbearable—not that there was any new special reason for this peremptoriness.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (23% in)

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