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impel
used in The Awakening

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Definition
to make someone feel they must do something
  • VI Edna Pontellier could not have told why, wishing to go to the beach with Robert, she should in the first place have declined, and in the second place have followed in obedience to one of the two contradictory impulses which impelled her.
    Chapter 6 (16% in)
  • A quick impulse that was somewhat spasmodic impelled her fingers to close in a sort of clutch upon his hand.
    Chapter 25 (70% in)
  • He saw enough in her face to impel him to take her hand and hold it while he said his lingering good night.
    Chapter 25 (75% in)

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