IMPERATIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IMPERATIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
imperative
 n.  having power command or control; critically importance; some duty that is essential and urgent
Classic Sentence:
1  Dorset, as if in obedience to Lily's imperative bidding, had actually returned in time for a late dinner on the yacht.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
2  It became imperative to lance the flying whale, or be content to lose him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
3  Her glance wandered from his face away toward the Gulf, whose sonorous murmur reached her like a loving but imperative entreaty.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In V
4  A dark, wild face was seen, for a moment, to glance at the window of the house; and, as Legree opened the door, a female voice said something, in a quick, imperative tone.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  Noirtier cast an appealing look on Valentine, which look was at once so earnest and imperative, that she answered immediately.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 59. The Will.
6  "You lie," repeated the abbe a third time, with a still more imperative tone.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
7  This ill-timed defiance might have procured for De Bracy a volley of arrows, but for the hasty and imperative interference of the outlaw Chief.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
8  "You must let me speak," said the woman, in an imperative voice, and her face contracted as if in pain.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
9  I therefore tried to raise her up, and said, as gravely as I could, that I thanked her, but my duty was imperative, and that I must go.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
10  But haste was becoming imperative.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX
11  These two thoughts were so closely intertwined in his mind that they formed but a single one there; both were equally absorbing and imperative and ruled his slightest actions.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
12  I have resolved every night, when I am not imperatively occupied by my duties, to record, as nearly as possible in his own words, what he has related during the day.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 4
13  Pearl, looking at this bright wonder of a house began to caper and dance, and imperatively required that the whole breadth of sunshine should be stripped off its front, and given her to play with.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VII. THE GOVERNOR'S HALL
14  When the requirements of the service imperatively demanded it, and he could not do otherwise than meet the mayor, he addressed him with profound respect.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VII—FAUCHELEVENT BECOMES A GARDENER IN PARIS
15  This child had been the colonel's joy in his solitude; but the grandfather had imperatively claimed his grandson, declaring that if the child were not given to him he would disinherit him.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—ONE OF THE RED SPECTRES OF THAT EPOCH
Example Sentence:
1  It is absolutely imperative that we finish by next week.
2  It was imperative that he act as naturally as possible.
3  It is imperative for your recovery to continue the treatment for at least two months.
4  It is imperative to meet face to face with the client.
5  It remains imperative that all sides should be involved in the talks.
6  It is imperative that politicians should be good communicators.
7  Job creation has become an imperative for the government.
8  Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
9  It is imperative that we stanch the gushing wound before we attend to the other injuries.
10  With Faubus, who had genuine populist impulses, racism was a political imperative.
11  The defence team deployed peremptory challenges, which can be used by both sides for purely strategic reasons with no imperative to justify their use, to nix Indigenous people from being considered as jurors.