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impetuous -- as in: an impetuous decision
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Oliver Twist
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  • all undertaken with his characteristic impetuosity.
  • Oliver was awakened in the morning, by a loud kicking at the outside of the shop-door: which, before he could huddle on his clothes, was repeated, in an angry and impetuous manner, about twenty-five times.
  • ’I see it, of course,’ replied Rose, smiling at the doctor’s impetuosity; ’but still I do not see anything in it, to criminate the poor child.’
  • ’Then what the devil is to be done?’ said the impetuous doctor, when they had rejoined the two ladies.
  • All this, Mr. Brownlow, although himself somewhat of an impetuous gentleman: knowing his friend’s peculiarities, bore with great good humour; as Mr. Grimwig, at tea, was graciously pleased to express his entire approval of the muffins, matters went on very smoothly; and Oliver, who made one of the party, began to feel more at his ease than he had yet done in the fierce old gentleman’s presence.
  • ’Then,’ said the doctor impetuously, ’I put it to you again, whether you think it reasonable that this promise to the girl should be considered binding; a promise made with the best and kindest intentions, but really—’
  • Mr. Losberne was with them, and would be for the next two days; but Rose was too well acquainted with the excellent gentleman’s impetuosity, and foresaw too clearly the wrath with which, in the first explosion of his indignation, he would regard the instrument of Oliver’s recapture, to trust him with the secret, when her representations in the girl’s behalf could be seconded by no experienced person.

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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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