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impel
used in Atlas Shrugged

4 uses
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Definition
to make someone feel they must do something
  • When the train stopped, when she got off and heard the concrete of the platform under her heels, she felt light, lifted, impelled to action.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (68% in)
  • He wondered why this was a motive that had no power to impel him.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (13% in)
  • Years ago, in college, he had been taught that the only effective means to impel men to action was fear.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (64% in)
  • She got up, with no purpose in mind, but impelled by some instinct from the past, as if acting in a vacuum where honesty was not relevant any longer, but knowing no other way to act.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (84% in)

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