What does the word peremptory mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by George Manville Fenn
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