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impulsive
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
action without forethought; or such a tendency
  • Celia was not impulsive: what she had to say could wait, and came from her always with the same quiet staccato evenness.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (23% in)
  • Not that she was inclined to sarcasm and to impulsive sallies, as Mary was.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (16% in)
  • Rosamond had to make her little confession, and he poured out words of gratitude and tenderness with impulsive lavishment.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (81% in)
  • As to Will, though until his last defiant letter he had nothing definite which he would choose formally to allege against him, he felt himself warranted in believing that he was capable of any design which could fascinate a rebellious temper and an undisciplined impulsiveness.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (92% in)
  • Something of the same effect was produced in him by the sight of her: he rose from his seat to meet her, took her by the hand, and said, with his impulsive rashness— "God help you, Harriet! you know all."
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (17% in)
  • Even in her most uneasy moments—even when she had been agitated by Mrs. Cadwallader's painfully graphic report of gossip—her effort, nay, her strongest impulsive prompting, had been towards the vindication of Will from any sullying surmises; and when, in her meeting with him afterwards, she had at first interpreted his words as a probable allusion to a feeling towards Mrs. Lydgate which he was determined to cut himself off from indulging, she had had a quick, sad, excusing vision of...
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (40% in)

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