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impetus
used in David Copperfield

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Definition a force that causes something or helps it move
  • All I would say is, that I can go abroad without your family coming forward to favour me, — in short, with a parting Shove of their cold shoulders; and that, upon the whole, I would rather leave England with such impetus as I possess, than derive any acceleration of it from that quarter.
    Chapters 52-54 (77% in)

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