imperatively imperatively


  • (adv) in an imperative and commanding manner


  1. At the door of an apartment on rubble-heaped Kurfrstendamm, a British noncom banged imperatively.
  2. Then Baron Kylsant nodded sharply, pointed imperatively to the empty chair.
  3. Millicent, dowager Duchess of Sutherland, strode up to the locked door of Memorial Hall in Fairmont Park, Philadelphia, knocked imperatively.


  • Cannon, Twain ‘true philosophers’

    In a letter on Dec. 7, 1906, Mark Twain informed Danville’s Uncle Joe Cannon “it is imperatively necessary that I get on the floor (of Congress) for two or three hours and talk to the members .... "  
    on August 4, 2013     Source: The Danville Commercial-News


  1. In Paris, Economy Minister Christine Lagarde told parliament: "We must imperatively strengthen the economic governmance of the European Union and even more the euro zone with a true economic government."
    on Jun 1, 2010 By: Christine Lagarde Source: Reuters

  2. In his "Autobiography," Roosevelt wrote that he "declined to adopt the view that what was imperatively necessary for the nation could not be done by the President unless he could find some specific authorization to do it."
    on Dec 26, 2008 By: Theodore Roosevelt Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "Everyone recognizes the right of Iran ...... to use nuclear energy for peaceful ends. But the international community must imperatively make sure that commitments, agreed for the security of all, are enforced," Chirac said in a New Year's...
    on Jan 10, 2006 By: Jacques Chirac Source:

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