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Peremptory meaning

peremptory - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. not allowing contradiction or refusal; " spoke in peremptory tones"; " peremptory commands"
  2. 2. Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final.
  3. 3. Positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dictatorial; dogmatical.
  4. 4. Firmly determined; unawed.
  5. 5. Positive; authoritative.

peremptory - examples of usage

  1. Then she called in a harsh and peremptory tone: " Mary." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. In fact the two older women had only yielded to the most peremptory authority, exercised by Ruth in the name of Jeffrey Whiting. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. His manner was unusually peremptory; he seemed anxious to hasten the departure, and Katharine looked at him from time to time, as Denham noticed, with an expression half of inquiry, half of annoyance. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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