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Cyrano de Bergerac
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impel
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • —Ay, My heart has clothed itself with witty words, To shroud itself from curious eyes:—impelled At times to aim at a star, I stay my hand, And, fearing ridicule,—cull a wild flower!

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  • When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ... that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
    Thomas Jefferson  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • The only explanation which I could think of for this mass exodus was that I had somehow disturbed the wolves so seriously they had felt impelled to abandon their den.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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