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impetus
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
a force that causes something or helps it move
  • I saw that in another moment, and with one impetus of frenzy more, I should be able to do nothing with him.
    Chapter 27 (21% in)
  • You will see what impetus would be given to your efforts and mine by our physical and mental union in marriage: the only union that gives a character of permanent conformity to the destinies and designs of human beings; and, passing over all minor caprices — all trivial difficulties and delicacies of feeling — all scruple about the degree, kind, strength or tenderness of mere personal inclination — you will hasten to enter into that union at once.
    Chapter 34 (86% in)
  • I felt veneration for St. John — veneration so strong that its impetus thrust me at once to the point I had so long shunned.
    Chapter 35 (79% in)

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