1 Something was making him nibble at the edge of stale ideas as if his sturdy physical egotism no longer nourished his peremptory heart.
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2 His first care was given to the child, whose cries, indeed, as she lay writhing on the trundle-bed, made it of peremptory necessity to postpone all other business to the task of soothing her.
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3 However much astonished I might be, I was sensible that I had no right to refuse compliance with such a peremptory command.
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4 Levin jumped up, and with a peremptory whisper made her go out.
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5 Tea ready, I was going to approach the table; but she desired me to sit still, quite in her old peremptory tones.
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6 He was quite peremptory, both in look and voice.
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7 No plan offered itself: the very exhibition of any desire to keep him would have rendered the claimant more peremptory: there was nothing left but to resign him.
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8 Scarlett submitted meekly to being carried toward the carriage and also to the peremptory manner in which Uncle Peter criticized her and Prissy.
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9 An officer's peremptory tenor rang out and quickened the stiffened movement of the men.
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10 Finally Stapleton turned upon his heel and beckoned in a peremptory way to his sister, who, after an irresolute glance at Sir Henry, walked off by the side of her brother.
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11 When, awakened from his sleep, he received that cold, peremptory note from Kutuzov, he felt the more irritated the more he felt himself to blame.
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12 He hesitated and grew pale with anger, called the usher and gave him his card, with a few peremptory words, and slowly sat down.
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