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Definitionto make someone feel they must do something
- He imitated the action of a man's being impelled forward by the butt-ends of muskets.2.15 -- Knitting (39% in)
- Since I knew you, I have been troubled by a remorse that I thought would never reproach me again, and have heard whispers from old voices impelling me upward, that I thought were silent for ever.2.13 -- The Fellow of No Delicacy (52% in)
- Impelled by a laudable ambition to study the art and mystery of his father's honest calling, Young Jerry, keeping as close to house fronts, walls, and doorways, as his eyes were close to one another, held his honoured parent in view.2.14 -- The Honest Tradesman (63% in)
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