imperative

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Her eyes flashed as on the day before, and he saw again the imperative expression on her face.
He possessed a dim, vague, imperative knowingness that it was not merely not good, but supremely disastrous, leading to the mistily glimpsed sense of utter endingness for a dog, for any dog, to go into the water where slipped and slid and noiselessly paddled, sometimes on top, sometimes emerging from the depths, great scaly monsters, huge-jawed and horribly-toothed, that snapped down and engulfed a dog in an instant just as the fowls of Mister Haggin snapped and engulfed grains of corn.
Father came of stout old Mayflower* stock, and the blood was imperative in him.
Urged by a sudden, imperative impulse to deliver my son from that contaminating influence, I caught him up in my arms and carried him with me out of the room.
You are so impatient, sir, you would come at the infinitive mood before you can get to the imperative.
There was something so imperative and masterful about him that I was quite beside myself--"rattled," as Furuseth would have termed it, like a quaking child before a stern school-master.
This time Wolf Larsen's command was thrillingly imperative.
The homeward march being somewhat tardy,--owing to the un- soldierlike behaviour of certain corporals, who, being gentlemen of sedentary pursuits in private life and excitable out of doors, broke several windows with their bayonets, and rendered it imperative on the commanding officer to deliver them over to a strong guard, with whom they fought at intervals as they came along,--it was nine o'clock when the locksmith reached home.
The CHAIRMAN felt it his imperative duty to demand of the honourable gentleman, whether he had used the expression which had just escaped him in a common sense.
Frota's data on EP suggest that local intonational movements analyzed with a bitonal structure may reveal differences between imperatives and declaratives that are not evident when only comparing F0 maxima.
Rather, they are easily, almost naturally, replaced by the horrifying imperatives of the test tube and the petri dish and the laboratory work bench.
Yet, no matter the terrain we end up covering in our quest for full and equitable participation in the global marketplace, there are at least three imperatives we must address if we are to complete the next leg of that quest successfully in the decades to come.