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But each time that she avoided George it became more imperative that she should avoid him again.
It was imperative that we should stay together a little while, to avoid the scandal to you that would have resulted from our immediate parting.
that could be heard, it was necessary to keep both doors open, and quite imperative not to talk.
And as I resigned myself to this imperative though inglorious course, my heart warmed once more to the jovial young squire.
For common gifts, necessity makes pertinences and beauty every day, and one is glad when an imperative leaves him no option; since if the man at the door have no shoes, you have not to consider whether you could procure him a paint-box.
This, of course, rendered imperative fresh toasts to "Her most gracious Majesty.
Neither did Kant when he devised the Categorical Imperative.
Marriage, which was to bring guidance into worthy and imperative occupation, had not yet freed her from the gentlewoman's oppressive liberty: it had not even filled her leisure with the ruminant joy of unchecked tenderness.
My first impulse was to sink into the chair beside the bed; and laying my head on the pillow, to seek relief in a passionate burst of tears: there was an imperative craving for such an indulgence; but, alas
A single warrior stood sleepy guard beside the fire that yellow eyes out of the darkness beyond the camp made imperative.
A break up of the group came when a certain great and much-talked-about lady sent across an imperative message by her cavalier for the moment.
It was sharply imperative, a voice used to command.