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peremptory
used in Atlas Shrugged

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not allowing contradiction or refusal
  • Dr. Stadler asked in the courteously peremptory tone of an order.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (15% in)
  • The impatient tone, the peremptory movement with which she sat down were a confession of weakness: by the rules of their unwritten language, one did not assume a demanding manner unless one were seeking a favor and had no value-no threat-to barter.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (67% in)

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