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imperative
used in The Call of the Wild

2 uses
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Definition
essential and urgent

or more rarely:   (in grammar) a sentence that expresses a command or request
  • There was imperative need to be constantly alert; for these dogs and men were not town dogs and men.
    Chapter 2 — The Law of Club and Fang (3% in)
  • She appealed to everybody and to everything, finally wiping her eyes and proceeding to cast out even articles of apparel that were imperative necessaries.
    Chapter 5 — The Toil of Trace and Trail (34% in)

There are no more uses of "imperative" in The Call of the Wild.

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