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used in To the Lighthouse

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to make someone feel they must do something
  • She was off like a bird, bullet, or arrow, impelled by what desire, shot by whom, at what directed, who could say?
    1 — The Window (42% in)
  • But impelled by some curiosity, driven by the discomfort of the sympathy which she held undischarged, she walked a pace or so to the end of the lawn to see whether, down there on the beach, she could see that little company setting sail.
    3 — The Lighthouse (26% in)

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