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imperative
used in The House of the Seven Gables

3 uses
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Definition
essential and urgent

or more rarely:   (in grammar) a sentence that expresses a command or request
  • But, for reasons the most imperative, she could not yield to his request.
    Chapter 4 — A Day Behind the Counter (65% in)
  • It consequently becomes imperative to make short work with most of the traditionary lore of which the old Pyncheon House, otherwise known as the House of the Seven Gables, has been the theme.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (3% in)
  • Such being the case, and he, the old bachelor, in possession of the ill-gotten spoil,—with the black stain of blood sunken deep into it, and still to be scented by conscientious nostrils,—the question occurred, whether it were not imperative upon him, even at this late hour, to make restitution to Maule's posterity.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (72% in)

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