- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of impel.
“For, in poetry, some emotional response to the object meant by the word impels to its utterance, and this is embodied in it when it is uttered, and a similar feeling is awakened in the auditor when it is heard or read.”
“Others are of native construction, with lateen sails; and many, built with high stems and sterns, have the square mat-sail, such as impels the Batavian fishing prahus.”
“The sorry spectacle of one bill after another being defeated in the Senate despite having a majority of senators voting for it impels us to circulate this petition.”
“Whatever it is that impels a firefighter to rush into a combusting building is, as I see it, some strain of "gospel truth" at work, and is obviously an example of "holy action" in the extreme.”
“The very structure of such a relationship to misery and death impels Silas to impress upon her audience the enduring will to obliterate all genocide--however insidiously resident the genocidal impulse may be in all societies and cultures, a factor that accounts for how and why genocide spreads and flares up at unforeseen intervals.”
“Since I began this operation with a story from The Lakeville Journal, a sense of symmetry impels me to end with another newspaper quotation.”
“We have had our activism kindled and nurtured by the very religious devotion that impels us to resist the imposition of a particular faith perspective on others.”
“Certainly, for any woman who has witnessed the demented behaviour of wannabe Richard Hammonds, as biology impels them to sacrifice cars, pedestrians, even their own lives, the decision looks costly and unfair, if not on the tragic scale suggested by Sheilas' Wheels, which has little interest in the theoretical benefits for women of non-discriminatory life insurance.”
“The cherished blood of Israel that runs in my veins impels me to travel," she declared, advertising her origins in an era that simmered with anti-Semitism.”
“But even if it were not, doubt is divine in that it impels a search for the truth, thereby opening the door to knowledge.”
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