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used in The Mill on the Floss

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impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought) — often with an unfortunate consequence
  • "Leave me to myself, if you please," she said, with impetuous haughtiness, "and for the future avoid me."
    6.10 — Book 6 Chapter 10 — The Spell Seems Broken (66% in)
impetuous = impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought)
  • The Mill on the Floss George Eliot Chapter I Outside Dorlcote Mill A wide plain, where the broadening Floss hurries on between its green banks to the sea, and the loving tide, rushing to meet it, checks its passage with an impetuous embrace.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — Outside Dorlcote Mill (5% in)
  • From what you know of her, you will not be surprised that she threw some exaggeration and wilfulness, some pride and impetuosity, even into her self-renunciation; her own life was still a drama for her, in which she demanded of herself that her part should be played with intensity.
    4.3 — Book 4 Chapter 3 — A Voice from the Past (85% in)
  • "No more am I," said Philip, impetuously; "I am not happy."
    5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — In the Red Deeps (49% in)
  • I know what you mean about music; I feel so," said Maggie, clasping her hands with her old impetuosity.
    5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — In the Red Deeps (76% in)
  • "Has it made you hate me, Maggie?" said Philip, impetuously.
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — Another Love-Scene (50% in)
  • "I deny that," interrupted Philip, impetuously.
    5.5 — Book 5 Chapter 5 — The Cloven Tree (66% in)
  • He had naturally an active Hotspur temperament, which did not crave liquid fire to set it aglow; his impetuosity was usually equal to an exciting occasion without any such reinforcements; and his desire for the brandy-and-water implied that the too sudden joy had fallen with a dangerous shock on a frame depressed by four years of gloom and unaccustomed hard fare.
    5.7 — Book 5 Chapter 7 — A Day of Reckoning (2% in)
  • The bitterness had taken on some impetuosity as Philip went on speaking; the words were evidently an outlet for some immediate feeling of his own, as well as an answer to Maggie.
    6.7 — Book 6 Chapter 7 — Philip Re-enters (31% in)
  • "Yes, it is of use," said Stephen, impetuously.
    6.11 — Book 6 Chapter 11 — In the Lane (36% in)
  • Then he burst out impetuously,— "It is unnatural, it is horrible.
    6.11 — Book 6 Chapter 11 — In the Lane (56% in)
  • "The pledge can't be fulfilled," he said, with impetuous insistence.
    6.11 — Book 6 Chapter 11 — In the Lane (77% in)
  • "We can't part, Maggie," said Stephen, more impetuously.
    6.14 — Book 6 Chapter 14 — Waking (43% in)

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