Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Decisive; absolute; positive; dictatorial.

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Usage examples "peremptory":

  1. That stern seclusion from an evil world, that peremptory denial of its charms, why are they so impressive? - "The Gospel According to St. Mark", G. A. Chadwick.
  2. At the fisherman's peremptory order, the two boys clung to each side of the tender. - "A Republic Without a President and Other Stories", Herbert Ward.
  3. It was said in a rough, peremptory fashion that was startling: but he took no further notice of me, only went on smoking, and I went back to Jack, who was now seated on the horse just as at our first meeting. - "The Story of Antony Grace", George Manville Fenn.