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Peremptory, 1) absolute, positive, so as to cut off all further debate: Gent. I, 3, 71. LLL V, 1, 11. Shr. II, 132. H5 V, 2, 82. Cor. III, 1, 94. Per. II, 5, 73. With an inf., == firmly resolved: “we are p. to dispatch this viperous traitor,” Cor. III, 1, 286; cf. John II, 454.
2) unawed, regardless, bold: “what p. eagle-sighted eye dares look upon the heaven of her brow,” LLL IV, 3, 226. “not Death himself in mortal fury half so p.” John II, 454. “your presence is too bold and p.” H4A I, 3, 17.* “is your priesthood grown p.?” H6B II, 1, 23. “how proud, how p. and unlike himself,” III, 1, 8. “where p. Warwick now remains,” H6C IV, 8, 59.
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