"I wish you to tell me," persisted Alexa, with a peremptoriness which came of the school-master.
He spoke quite civilly, but the peremptoriness jarred on her.
Perhaps the peremptoriness of my words had offended him; it grieves me to think it possible.
Then the faithful Sam revived his suit with some peremptoriness.
His force of will, whether in respect of peremptoriness or persistency, was prodigious.
Nettie's haste and peremptoriness were mixed, if it must be told, with a little resentment against the world in general.
It was not till after several calls, on an increasing scale of peremptoriness, that Master Percy condescended to appear.
“Don't go out, Ida,” he said, with a peremptoriness which sat strangely upon him.
The demand was passed on from one to another, and its magnitude and peremptoriness grew rapidly.
And yet she had a curious impulse, an inner conviction that urged with a peremptoriness that over-rode subterfuge.
"decisive," mid-15c., legal term, from Anglo-French peremptorie, from Middle French peremtoire, from Latin peremptorius "destructive, decisive, final," from peremptor "destroyer," from perimpere "destroy, cut off," from per- "away entirely, to destruction" (see per) + emere "to take" (see exempt (adj.)). Of persons or their words, "certain, assured, brooking no debate," 1580s. Related: Peremptorily.