from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a peremptory manner; In a commanding tone, brooking no delay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a peremptory manner; absolutely; positively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a peremptory manner; absolutely; positively; decisively; so as to preclude further question or debate.

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

  • adv. in an imperative and commanding manner


peremptory +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • ‘Perfishka!’ he called peremptorily all of a sudden,

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • She called peremptorily, the first time in her life that she had acted that way.

    The Women’s Room

  • "Caroline!" he called peremptorily, going to the head of the stairs,

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • "Aunt Kate -- Aunt Kate!" he called peremptorily, as Ann humbly shook her head, "Miss Ann's not seen the cow -- or the, chickens -- nor the horses!"

    The Visioning

  • "Harris!" some one called peremptorily, and she turned to see

    The Iron Woman

  • The signorina watched him a moment with amused comprehension, then she called peremptorily:

    Jerry Junior

  • The signorina watched him a moment with amused comprehension, then she called peremptorily --


  • I called peremptorily, for he was on the point of closing the door.

    That Affair Next Door

  • Susie! "she called peremptorily, but no one answered; and not even the sound of their voices at play fell on her listening ear.

    Tabitha's Vacation

  • At the sound of “toleration” the rest of the pastors, who were the majority, gnashing their teeth still more than Anthony did at the name of Jesus Christ, and also eager to find an opportunity to burn a man, which could not be done every day, called peremptorily for the burning.

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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