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impel
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
to make someone feel they must do something
  • A keen remembrance and keen pity impelled Maggie to put her hand in Philip's.
    6.10 -- Book 6 Chapter 10 -- The Spell Seems Broken (85% in)
  • Perhaps he was not distinctly conscious that he was impelled to it by a secret longing—running counter to all his self-confessed resolves—to deepen the hold he had on her.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (17% in)

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