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impetuous -- as in: an impetuous decision
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  • she burst forth in her most impetuous manner.
  • "He’s a cursed white-blooded pedantic coxcomb," said Will, with gnashing impetuosity.
  • "There is nothing that I like in him," said Dorothea, rather impetuously.
  • "No" said Mr. Casaubon, not keeping pace with Mr. Brooke’s impetuous reason, and thinking of the book only.
  • "I call that the fanaticism of sympathy," said Will, impetuously.
  • As to women, he had once already been drawn headlong by impetuous folly, which he meant to be final, since marriage at some distant period would of course not be impetuous.
  • As to women, he had once already been drawn headlong by impetuous folly, which he meant to be final, since marriage at some distant period would of course not be impetuous.
  • "That is a dreadful imprisonment," said Will, impetuously.
  • "That is of no consequence," said Dorothea, breaking in impetuously.
  • —she went on, clasping her hands, with a return to that more childlike impetuous manner, which had been subdued since her marriage.
  • For those who want to be acquainted with Lydgate it will be good to know what was that case of impetuous folly, for it may stand as an example of the fitful swerving of passion to which he was prone, together with the chivalrous kindness which helped to make him morally lovable.
  • No third person listening could have thoroughly understood the impetuosity of Will’s repulse or the bitterness of his words.
  • With those words uttered impetuously, Will rose, put out his hand to Rosamond, still with the air of a somnambulist, and went away.
  • "Yes," said Will, impetuously, shaking his head backward, and looking away from her with irritation in his face.
  • Dorothea had begun impetuously, but broke off.
  • Rosamond had that victorious obstinacy which never wastes its energy in impetuous resistance.
  • Dorothea’s impetuous generosity, which would have leaped at once to the vindication of Lydgate from the suspicion of having accepted money as a bribe, underwent a melancholy check when she came to consider all the circumstances of the case by the light of Mr. Farebrother’s experience.
  • At last he turned towards her and said impetuously— "Why should I not tell you?

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  • She regretted her impetuous promise.
  • We need someone more steady. Like many young people, she is too impetuous.

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