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peremptory
used in Anna Karenina

4 uses
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Definition
not allowing contradiction or refusal
  • "Make haste with the ice!" the doctor's peremptory voice said from the bedroom.
    Part Four (70% in)
  • And not assisting the harassed young man she was dancing with in the conversation, the thread of which he had lost and could not pick up again, she obeyed with external liveliness the peremptory shouts of Korsunsky starting them all into the grand rond, and then into the chaine, and at the same time she kept watch with a growing pang at her heart.
    Part One (69% in)
  • Levin jumped up, and with a peremptory whisper made her go out.
    Part Five (57% in)
  • The counting house clerk was just going to jump down, but on second thoughts he shouted peremptorily to the peasants instead, and beckoned to them to come up.
    Part Six (49% in)

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