He, meanwhile, felt the impetus of his indignation diverted toward Philip.
This was evidently a point on which Mr. Tulliver felt strongly; and the impetus which had given unusual rapidity and emphasis to his speech showed itself still unexhausted for some minutes afterward in a defiant motion of the head from side to side, and an occasional "Nay, nay," like a subsiding growl.
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Budget cuts were the impetus for the reorganization.
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