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The Brothers Karamazov
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impetuous -- as in: an impetuous decision
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • It was the same impetuous Katya who had thrown herself on the mercy of a young profligate to save her father;
  • She shuddered all over, gazed at me for a second, turned horribly pale—white as a sheet, in fact—and all at once, not impetuously but softly, gently, bowed down to my feet—not a boarding-school curtsey, but a Russian bow, with her forehead to the floor.
  • Mitya, hearing her cry, trembled, jumped up, and with a yell rushed impetuously to meet her, not knowing what he was doing.
  • Kolya cried impetuously, his face glowing and radiant with delight.
  • Seeing it, she flew impetuously to him.
  • On being gently asked by the President whether she had recovered sufficiently, Katerina Ivanovna exclaimed impetuously: "I am ready, I am ready!

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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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