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peremptory
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
not allowing contradiction or refusal
  • His cultured gestures were all too peremptory—he liked Hans Castorp.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (26% in)
  • He then laid both hands on his neighbor's forearm, raised one forefinger with its lancelike nail, and, bathing in general approval, demanded they all pay particular attention to the splendid golden hue of the wine in their goblets, to the sugar sweated from the Malaga grapes, to a particular kind of salt and poppy-seed pretzel, which he termed "divine"—and then with one peremptory cultured gesture nipped in the bud any objection to so forceful a word.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (32% in)

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