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Sample sentences for the GRE study word imperative

imperative can be used as a adj
imperative can be used as a noun

1.It became imperative to lance the flying whale, or be content to lose him. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
2.She said no more, even in answer to the Professor's imperative questioning. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
3.There was imperative need to be constantly alert for these dogs and men were not town dogs and men. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
4."Avanti" said the same sharp and imperative voice. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
5.Two or three times, the matter in hand became so knotty, that the jackal found it imperative on him to get up, and steep his towels anew. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
6.She had not the faintest comprehension of his meaning, but she was naturally quick-witted, and felt it imperative to "keep her end up" as she phrased it. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
7."You lie," repeated the abbe a third time, with a still more imperative tone. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.She appealed to everybody and to everything, finally wiping her eyes and proceeding to cast out even articles of apparel that were imperative necessaries. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
9.But I cannot give him orders in this case I cannot say 'Beware of harming me, Richard' for it is imperative that I should keep him ignorant that harm to me is possible. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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