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peremptory
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
not allowing contradiction or refusal
  • "Why has this been sent to my house?" he asked peremptorily, holding up the volume.
    3 — The Rally (28% in)
  • "Now, Miss Flirt, before you go down," he said peremptorily.
    4 — The Consequence (41% in)

There are no more uses of "peremptory" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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