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impetus
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The War of the Worlds
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  • It was one of those complicated fabrics that have since been called handling-machines, and the study of which has already given such an enormous impetus to terrestrial invention.
  • The Martian staggered with the violence of her explosion, and in another moment the flaming wreckage, still driving forward with the impetus of its pace, had struck him and crumpled him up like a thing of cardboard.

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  • Budget cuts were the impetus for the reorganization.
  • The Supreme Court decision provided the impetus for the change.

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