peremptory


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peremptory

Law
a. admitting of no denial or contradiction; precluding debate
b. obligatory rather than permissive
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The captain himself shared in the general anxiety, and probably repented of his peremptory orders.
This expression of generous sentiment appeared to have an irritating effect on the peremptory young person who took the lead in the room.
Tulliver was a peremptory man, and, as he said, would never let anybody get hold of his whip-hand; but he went out rather sullenly, carrying his piece of plumcake, and not intending to reprieve Maggie's punishment, which was no more than she deserved.
It is a wonderful subduer, this need of love,--this hunger of the heart,--as peremptory as that other hunger by which Nature forces us to submit to the yoke, and change the face of the world.
Clayton was quick to lend a hand, but the ape-man jabbered to him in a commanding and peremptory tone something which Clayton knew to be orders, though he could not understand them.
But Fred did not go to Stone Court the next day, for reasons that were quite peremptory.
Da Souza I wish to see him here at once," he told the servant, and, though the message was a trifle peremptory from a host to his guest, Da Souza promptly appeared, suave and cheerful.
The book declares opinion on Nelson was divided, with some finding him "dedicated, dutiful and a good preacher" and others claiming he was "sarcastic, peremptory and snide".
1) This study goes behind the outcomes of peremptory strike decisions documented in our earlier work to examine the process that produces those decisions.
It's a peremptory technology of the most efficient kind that will avert the problems of drones flying into the restricted space over the Dubai International Airport.
Relationships seem shallow and peremptory, and the passage of time is unstated.
The US use of a chemical attack in Syria as a pretext for unilateral action is dangerous, destructive and violation of peremptory principles of international laws," Qassemi said.