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impetuous -- as in: an impetuous decision
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • "Leave me to myself, if you please," she said, with impetuous haughtiness, "and for the future avoid me."
  • The Mill on the Floss George Eliot Chapter I Outside Dorlcote Mill A wide plain, where the broadening Floss hurries on between its green banks to the sea, and the loving tide, rushing to meet it, checks its passage with an impetuous embrace.
  • "No more am I," said Philip, impetuously; "I am not happy."
  • "Has it made you hate me, Maggie?" said Philip, impetuously.
  • "I deny that," interrupted Philip, impetuously.
  • "The pledge can’t be fulfilled," he said, with impetuous insistence.
  • "Yes, it is of use," said Stephen, impetuously.
  • From what you know of her, you will not be surprised that she threw some exaggeration and wilfulness, some pride and impetuosity, even into her self-renunciation; her own life was still a drama for her, in which she demanded of herself that her part should be played with intensity.
  • "We can’t part, Maggie," said Stephen, more impetuously.
  • The bitterness had taken on some impetuosity as Philip went on speaking; the words were evidently an outlet for some immediate feeling of his own, as well as an answer to Maggie.
  • He had naturally an active Hotspur temperament, which did not crave liquid fire to set it aglow; his impetuosity was usually equal to an exciting occasion without any such reinforcements; and his desire for the brandy-and-water implied that the too sudden joy had fallen with a dangerous shock on a frame depressed by four years of gloom and unaccustomed hard fare.
  • I know what you mean about music; I feel so," said Maggie, clasping her hands with her old impetuosity.
  • Then he burst out impetuously,— "It is unnatural, it is horrible.

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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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