peremptory (adj.) Old form(s): peremptorie
determined, resolved, absolutely decided
Cor III.i.284[Sicinius to Menenius, of Coriolanus] we are peremptory to dispatch / This viperous traitor
H5 V.ii.82[French King to King Henry] we will suddenly / Pass our accept and peremptory answer
KJ II.i.454[Hubert to King John and King Philip] not death himself / In mortal fury [is] half so peremptory, / As we to keep this city
LLL IV.iii.224[Berowne to King, of Rosaline] What peremptory eagle-sighted eye / Dares look upon the heaven of her brow
LLL V.i.10[Holofernes to Nathaniel, of Armado] his discourse [is] peremptory
TG I.iii.71[Antonio to Proteus] I am peremptory
TS II.i.131[Petruchio to Baptista, of Katherina] I am as peremptory as she proud-minded
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