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adverb as in summarily

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The EO is like others in that it is limited to what a president can peremptorily force federal agencies to do — and that really isn’t very much, practically speaking.

The feeling of uneasiness which he had peremptorily dismissed stole over him once more.

Peremptorily the steel magnates refused to continue the sliding scale previously agreed upon as a guarantee of peace.

We scarcely deserve sympathy, if we peremptorily refuse advice, bearing upon our elevation.

The will to live leaps into being peremptorily, more compelling and imperative at the implied challenge.

Several times, as though to tease him, she came back to this question, but each time peremptorily he refused to discuss it.


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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to peremptorily, such as: arbitrarily, forthwith, promptly, swiftly, at short notice, and expeditiously.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.