peremptory demand

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is the perpetually recurring thought; and there are no voices calling her away from that soliloquy, no peremptory demands to divert energy from vain regret or superfluous scruple.
When the Persian King Darius sent envoys to the Greek city-states with a peremptory demand for earth and water as tokens of submission, the demarche was not well received.
He is giving the stake its final few hammer strikes when he hears the peremptory demand from close by: "Just what do you think you are doing?