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letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted
  action without forethought; or such a tendency
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impulsive impulsively impulsivity impulsiveness
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  • letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted
  • He is young and impulsive.
  • If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs and omens left by God along his path.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • [Impulsively, he stops to kiss her hands; then tenderly, innocently, her lips.]
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story

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  • Impulsively I reached down and raked her from shoulder to hip with the brush.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • When the emergency room clerk asked Beatrice for her stepbrother’s name, address, and phone number, Roy impulsively had stepped forward and blurted his own.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • "Oh … Deanna …" Theresa leaned in and impulsively hugged Deanna, excitement animating her face.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • I am impulsive and weak, this I know, but I feel an urge to attempt the impossible and I lean toward her, our faces drawing closer.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • "Leo’s ADHD," Piper said.
    "Right. It’s because we’re hardwired for battle. Restless, impulsive—we don’t fit in with regular kids.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • In my youth, I tended to be impulsive—turn someone into a frog first, ask questions later.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly

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  • "He is proud and impulsive," Poseidon said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Even if you were an impulsive ADHD kid like me, he wouldn’t give you any slack.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • My father was not the impulsive type,
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • He is brash and impulsive, talkative and somewhat crude in speech and manner.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • I lean over impulsively and kiss her cheek.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • He’d held his temper—he hadn’t done anything too impulsive or irrational.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • The other time she’d felt this way, deciding to bring Bella home, she’d been impulsive, like someone tossing a coin into the air, letting chance determine her fate.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Her gaze didn’t waver, and impulsively she reached out, touching his arm.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • "Sometimes when you’re upset, you tend to be impulsive."
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Impulsively I lunged, falling into the base.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Impulsively Clary leaned up and kissed his cheek.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • You’re stubborn and impulsive and a little hyper, so your parents enrolled you in something to help with your coordination and concentration, like ballet or karate, probably karate.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Panic over the impending crime wave expected from these "radically impulsive, brutally remorseless" children led nearly every state to enact legislation that increased the exposure of children to adult prosecution.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • She was artistic, unpredictable, impulsive, and rule-averse—all qualities I dearly admired.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • "Turn back, Captain," she ordered impulsively.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • To make such a climb required both strength and planning, so the Prince made those marks in his brain: my enemy is strong, my enemy is not impulsive.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • On this day, impulsively, I fell in alongside her.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • His showed a balanced, honest nature, while Areida used to say mine proved me imaginative, impulsive, and always in a hurry.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • A clerk walked by and impulsively, she pointed to the miniature pinata.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Impulsively I stepped in front of the line, within two steps of a German guard.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • I am practical and circumspect; he is impulsive and direct.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Impulsively I slipped out of bed and, without even putting on my slippers, tiptoed over to Mom’s bed.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • I’m an impulsive person."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • …his brother occasionally slipped between walls, where Madame Manec lived and died, where not so long ago he could sit on a davenport with Marie-Laure and pretend they flew over the volcanoes of Hawaii, over the cloud forests of Peru, where just a week ago she sat cross-legged on the floor and read to him about a pearl fishery off the coast of Ceylon, Captain Nemo and Aronnax in their diving suits, the impulsive Canadian Ned Land about to hurl his harpoon through the side of a shark ….
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The thought impulsively struck me that it might be interesting to compare the drawings they made of themselves with the ones they made of me.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In a flowered silk robe she threw herself impulsively around me.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He wasn’t impulsive.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Adoption is an enormous decision, and not likely to happen impulsively.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning
  • I reached out a hand impulsively to stop him.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I don’t bet impulsively.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Maybe she could talk Branna into joining them—a kind of impulsive girls’ night out.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • A friend would remember her as "different"—passionate and impulsive.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Maybe it was too impulsive.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Brash, aggressive, impulsive.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • From my first moment in the Games, when I ran for that orange backpack, to the firefight in 8, to my impulsive race across the square in 2.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • What really scares me is what they might do to my mother and Prim, how my family might suffer now because of my impulsiveness.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Before he could consider the wisdom of the question he had asked impulsively: "Did you know Seton at all?
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • He could be extremely responsible, but he had a tendency to wing it sometimes, to act impulsively, to get by on bravado and style.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • "Sing out for him!" was the impulsive rejoinder from a score of clubbed voices.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He greeted Milo jovially each time they met and, in an excess of contrite generosity, impulsively recommended Major Major for promotion.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
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