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 Meanings and Examples of PEREMPTORY
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peremptory
 a.  offensively self-assured; dictatorial; not allowing contradiction or refusal
Classic Sentence:
1  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
Get Context   In Chapter 1
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.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
3  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. I CORROBORATE Mr. DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSI...
4  Levin jumped up, and with a peremptory whisper made her go out.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 20
5  Tea ready, I was going to approach the table; but she desired me to sit still, quite in her old peremptory tones.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
6  He was quite peremptory, both in look and voice.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
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.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
8  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
9  An officer's peremptory tenor rang out and quickened the stiffened movement of the men.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 14
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.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
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.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIV
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.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XIII
Example Sentence:
1  From Jack's peremptory knock on the door, Jill could tell he would not give up until she let him in.
2  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.
3  His peremptory tone of voice irritated everybody.