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Anna Karenina
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  • One habitual feeling impelled him to get rid of the blame and to pass it on to her.
  • Another feeling, even stronger, impelled him as quickly as possible to smooth over the rupture without letting it grow greater.
  • Again a flush of shame spread over her face; she recalled his composure, and a feeling of anger against him impelled her to tear the sheet with the phrase she had written into tiny bits.
  • When Katavasov asked him what had impelled him to go to Servia, he answered modestly: "Oh, well, everyone’s going.

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  • When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ... that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
    Thomas Jefferson  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • The only explanation which I could think of for this mass exodus was that I had somehow disturbed the wolves so seriously they had felt impelled to abandon their den.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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