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peremptory
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
not allowing contradiction or refusal
  • 'Hold your tongue, sir!' said Mr. Fang, peremptorily.
    Chapter 11 — Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and Furnishes a.... (44% in)
  • Fagin looked as if he could have willingly excused himself from taking home a visitor at that unseasonable hour; and, indeed, muttered something about having no fire; but his companion repeating his request in a peremptory manner, he unlocked the door, and requested him to close it softly, while he got a light.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (72% in)

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