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impetuous
used in David Copperfield

6 uses
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Definition impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought) — often with an unfortunate consequence
  • Mr. Micawber, whose impetuosity I had restrained thus far with the greatest difficulty,
    Chapters 52-54 (21% in)
impetuosity = impulsiveness (the trait of acting suddenly without much thought)
  • It was very interesting to me to see them together, not only on account of their mutual affection, but because of the strong personal resemblance between them, and the manner in which what was haughty or impetuous in him was softened by age and sex, in her, to a gracious dignity.
    Chapters 28-30 (65% in)
  • The conservatory doors were standing open, and Rosa Dartle was walking, bareheaded, with a quick, impetuous step, up and down a gravel walk on one side of the lawn.
    Chapters 34-36 (66% in)
  • The heat into which he has been continually putting himself; and the distracted and impetuous manner in which he has been diving, day and night, among papers and books; to say nothing of the immense number of letters he has written me between this house and Mr. Wickfield's, and often across the table when he has been sitting opposite, and might much more easily have spoken; is quite extraordinary.'
    Chapters 52-54 (79% in)
  • Never pausing for an answer to anything he said, Traddles, who had clapped me into an easy-chair by the fire, all this time impetuously stirred the fire with one hand, and pulled at my neck-kerchief with the other, under some wild delusion that it was a great-coat.
    Chapters 58-60 (33% in)
  • My duty to Agnes, who loved me with a love, which, if I disquieted, I wronged most selfishly and poorly, and could never restore; my matured assurance that I, who had worked out my own destiny, and won what I had impetuously set my heart on, had no right to murmur, and must bear; comprised what I felt and what I had learned.
    Chapters 61-62 (64% in)

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