peremptoriness

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Etymology[edit]

peremptory +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

peremptoriness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being peremptory
    • 1886, Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Chapter 7, [1]
      Mrs. Stannidge thereupon said with a considerate peremptoriness that she and her mother had better take their own suppers if they meant to have any.
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 23, [2]
      For suddenly the drum beat to quarters, which familiar sound happening at least twice every day, had upon the present occasion a signal peremptoriness in it.

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