Usage examples for imperative

  1. For Mrs. Grose I had an imperative, an almost frantic " Go, go!"  The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  2. In reference to our movements on the morrow, it became a matter of imperative necessity to get the poor things to where they could procure some food as soon as possible; I determined, therefore, to make for the hills, whatever they might be, at early dawn.  Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  3. Moreover he saw that the orders of Congress were imperative.  Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  4. 19; Ingersoll's, 21. " Verbs have five moods; namely, the Indicative, Potential, Subjunctive, Imperative, and Infinitive."  The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown