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peremptory
used in War and Peace

5 uses
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Definition
not allowing contradiction or refusal
  • Next day Davout rode out early and, after asking Balashev to come to him, peremptorily requested him to remain there, to move on with the baggage train should orders come for it to move, and to talk to no one except Monsieur de Castres.
    Book Nine — 1812 (18% in)
  • "Stop it!" he exclaimed peremptorily.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (54% in)
  • When, awakened from his sleep, he received that cold, peremptory note from Kutuzov, he felt the more irritated the more he felt himself to blame.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (59% in)
  • "Here, take the child!" said Pierre peremptorily and hurriedly to the woman, handing the little girl to her.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (98% in)
  • "Again!" she commanded, pointing with a peremptory gesture to the spot where Nicholas had placed the kiss.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (54% in)

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