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  • That leads me to believe that mans understanding of this source of power is perverted when he sees fit to try to impell others to pay homage to the bussiness of religion.

    Draft Muslim Nations To Deal With US Exit from Iraq

  • It was not strong enough to impell him to sacrifice himself and spare her, but it was a strong emotion.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Why may not the same science which produced it, produce another powder which, inflamed under a certain compression, might impell the air, so as to shake down the strongest towers and scatter destruction.

    Priestley in America 1794-1804

  • Towards the close of 1841 he wrote to Alfred Vail: 'I have not a cent in the world;' and to Mr. Smith about the same time he wrote: 'I find myself without sympathy or help from any who are associated with me, whose interests, one would think, would impell them at least to inquire if they could render some assistance.

    Heroes of the Telegraph

  • Nothing is to be seen but long sand Hills, with hardly any Green thing upon them, and the great Sea which the prevailing Westerly winds impell upon the Shore must render this a very Dangerous Coast.

    Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World

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