Examples of ultimatum in a Sentence
She was given an ultimatum—work harder or lose her job.
issued the ultimatum that the project be finished by the following week, or it would be terminated
Recent Examples of ultimatum from the Web
Britton Bauer took to Instagram on Monday to give the shipping company an ultimatum: Cut ties with the NRA or Jeni's will dump FedEx.
Last week, the council gave Mr. Hadi an ultimatum to dismiss the cabinet, and as the deadline neared, the forces of the two sides started shooting at each other on Sunday with tanks, artillery and automatic weapons.
There are no known ultimatums on the Pistons this season.
Turkish club Besiktas have offered an ultimatum to Leicester City regarding a January deal for striker Islam Slimani.
In a letter to Republican party donors on Saturday, Hoffman laid out his ultimatum which was first reported in the New York Times.
In a statement released Monday, Edwards didn't seem to be backing down from his ultimatum regarding the special session, in spite of the senators' letter.
USA Gymnastics on Friday complied with an ultimatum issued by the U.S. Olympic Committee and said its entire board of directors will resign within the week over its handling of the scandal.
President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an ultimatum to the Palestinian Authority: Return to the negotiating table with Israel, or say good-bye to tens of millions of dollars in American aid to Palestinian refugees.
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Did You Know?
An ultimatum is usually issued by a stronger power to a weaker one, since it wouldn't carry much weight if the one giving the ultimatum couldn't back up its threat. Near the end of World War II, the Allied powers issued an ultimatum to Japan: surrender completely or face the consequences. Japan rejected the ultimatum, and within days the U.S. had dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing some 200,000 people.
Origin and Etymology of ultimatum
First Known Use: 1731See Words from the same year
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: a final threat : a promise that force or punishment will be used if someone does not do what is wanted
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