The impetus with which inclination became resolution was heightened by those little events of the day which had roused her discontent with the actual conditions of her life.
But the news that Lydgate had all at once become able not only to get rid of the execution in his house but to pay all his debts in Middlemarch was spreading fast, gathering round it conjectures and comments which gave it new body and impetus, and soon filling the ears of other persons besides Mr. Hawley, who were not slow to see a significant relation between this sudden command of money and Bulstrode’s desire to stifle the scandal of Raffles.
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Budget cuts were the impetus for the reorganization.
The Supreme Court decision provided the impetus for the change.