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impetuous
used in The Awakening

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impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought) — often with an unfortunate consequence
  • He was a dark-browed, good-looking youngster of nineteen, greatly resembling his mother, but with ten times her impetuosity.
    Chapter 20 (38% in)
impetuosity = impulsiveness (the trait of acting suddenly without much thought)
  • The parrot fortunately offered no further interruption to the entertainment, the whole venom of his nature apparently having been cherished up and hurled against the twins in that one impetuous outburst.
    Chapter 9 (28% in)
  • Mrs. Highcamp hung with languid but unaffected interest upon the warm and impetuous volubility of her left-hand neighbor, Victor Lebrun.
    Chapter 30 (48% in)
  • I don't want you to sing it," and she laid her glass so impetuously and blindly upon the table as to shatter it against a carafe.
    Chapter 30 (87% in)
  • But remembering Edna's whimsical turn of mind of late, and foreseeing that she had immediately acted upon her impetuous determination, he grasped the situation with his usual promptness and handled it with his well-known business tact and cleverness.
    Chapter 32 (18% in)

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