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Word: imperative

Definition: absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done


Sentences Containing 'imperative'

Two or three times, the matter in hand became so knotty, that the jackal found it imperative on him to get up, and steep his towels anew.
Noirtier cast an appealing look on Valentine, which look was at once so earnest and imperative, that she answered immediately.
``You lie,''repeated the abbe a third time, with a still more imperative tone.
For One Night Only, On account of imperative European engagements!
It became imperative to lance the flying whale, or be content to lose him.

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