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peremptory
used in The Souls of Black Folk

4 uses
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Definition
not allowing contradiction or refusal
  • The exchange was merry, till one girl, a tall newcomer, refused my card,—refused it peremptorily, with a glance.
    Chapter 1 (11% in)
  • Peremptory military commands this way and that, could not answer the query; the Emancipation Proclamation seemed but to broaden and intensify the difficulties; and the War Amendments made the Negro problems of to-day.
    Chapter 2 (3% in)
  • The former masters of the land were peremptorily ordered about, seized, and imprisoned, and punished over and again, with scant courtesy from army officers.
    Chapter 2 (76% in)
  • He hesitated and grew pale with anger, called the usher and gave him his card, with a few peremptory words, and slowly sat down.
    Chapter 13 (37% in)

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