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impetuous
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought) — often with an unfortunate consequence
  • It was the same impetuous Katya who had thrown herself on the mercy of a young profligate to save her father;
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (36% in)
impetuous = impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought)
  • She shuddered all over, gazed at me for a second, turned horribly pale—white as a sheet, in fact—and all at once, not impetuously but softly, gently, bowed down to my feet—not a boarding-school curtsey, but a Russian bow, with her forehead to the floor.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (33% in)
  • Mitya, hearing her cry, trembled, jumped up, and with a yell rushed impetuously to meet her, not knowing what he was doing.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (28% in)
  • Kolya cried impetuously, his face glowing and radiant with delight.
    Book 10 — The Boys (62% in)
  • On being gently asked by the President whether she had recovered sufficiently, Katerina Ivanovna exclaimed impetuously: "I am ready, I am ready!
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (33% in)
  • Seeing it, she flew impetuously to him.
    Epilogue (47% in)

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