PEREMPTORY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of peremptory
Definition:
a. offensively self-assured; dictatorial; not allowing contradiction or refusal
Example:
From Jack's peremptory knock on the door, Jill could tell he would not give up until she let him in.
Sentence in Classic:
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.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
However much astonished I might be, I was sensible that I had no right to refuse compliance with such a peremptory command.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Scarlett submitted meekly to being carried toward the carriage and also to the peremptory manner in which Uncle Peter criticized her and Prissy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
I swear to thee by that which thou dost NOT believe, by the gospel which our church teaches, and by the keys which are given her to bind and to loose, that my purpose is deep and peremptory.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
Something was making him nibble at the edge of stale ideas as if his sturdy physical egotism no longer nourished his peremptory heart.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context
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.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
He hesitated and grew pale with anger, called the usher and gave him his card, with a few peremptory words, and slowly sat down.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
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.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context