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  • adv. In an imperative manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an imperative manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an imperative manner; peremptorily.
  • By way or in the manner of the imperative mode.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an imperative and commanding manner


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  • Out of the depths of his misery and dejection he called imperatively on his God, and taking from the lining of his belt a thumb-sized purse, of netted silver, displayed a glorious pearl, which he held aloft, and with an admixture of supplication and imprecation proffered it to the Most High as grudging ransom from a God-abandoned country.

    Tropic Days

  • The extreme dissatisfaction of the public with this volume calls imperatively for a satisfactory conclusion to it, consequently a sequel is now presented in what the Australians call the most 'bloody dingo [6] politeful' manner.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.

  • 'Louie!' she called imperatively, 'tak un out soom bread-an-drippin.'

    The History of David Grieve

  • However, when he had galloped about enough, he called imperatively, 'Sophy;' and she found him lying on his back on the grass, the black cat an unwilling prisoner on his chest.

    The Young Step-Mother

  • In the afternoon, he called imperatively for his reader; [1] and blamed his over-anxious friends for having sent him away, and thus interrupted his progress in a work with which he was engaged, Ritter's

    The Scriptural Expositions of Dr. Augustus Neander: I. The Epistle of Paul to the Philippians, Practically Explained.

  • Twice he rang without receiving any reply, and he flung open the door and called imperatively --

    The Grell Mystery

  • She was unused to travelling, and found the short journey tiresome in the extreme; indeed her throbbing temples called imperatively for quietness and rest.

    Miss Dexie A Romance of the Provinces

  • Then suddenly cutting short her philosophical meditations Mrs. McGregor called imperatively:

    Carl and the Cotton Gin

  • Poland, and the north of France would call imperatively for the imposition upon the Allies of a system of tariffs in the interests of these countries, and for a bitter economic "war after the war" against

    War and the future: Italy, France and Britain at war

  • By this time the gate was open, and a wave of beautiful greyhounds surged round us, although called imperatively back by a man who looked like a cross between a porter and a gamekeeper.

    The Car of Destiny


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