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  • n. Plural form of impetuosity.

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Examples

  • Dr. Park outlined the "Cold" Fusion impetuosities of Fleischman and Pons, the quantum double-talk of otherwise talented writer Depak Chopra, and calmly pointed out how Edward Teller stole billions of dollars by fronting for never-proven X-Ray Lasers and Reagan's "Star Wars" (SDI) boondoggle.

    View from the Northern Border

  • Francesco was a man of impetuosities, ludicrous jests, and complete irreverence.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • He had none of those eccentric bursts of action, those fiery impetuosities which are supposed by the vulgar to charac - terize genius, and which frequently are found to accompany

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The daily contemplation of so many classical and noble objects elevates and purifies the soul, and has a powerful tendency to allay the inconsiderate fervours and impetuosities of youth, to mature, and consolidate the character.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 351, January 10, 1829

  • You speak again of the jealousy aroused in you by your wife's impetuosities.

    The Filigree Ball

  • Old impulses, forgotten impetuosities whipped her on.

    The Pit: A Story of Chicago

  • She did that for him, too, -- amused and distracted him, with her little impetuosities and girlish frankness.

    Together

  • David's habit of corroborating his emotions by a mental process had more than once shackled him and kept him from those divine impetuosities that add to the danger and the richness of life; but this time the logical habit led him inexorably into deeper depths of humiliation.

    The Iron Woman

  • Tragedies as unpremeditated as this had doubtless occurred, and inconsistencies in character shown themselves in similar impetuosities, from the beginning of time up till now.

    The Circular Study

  • Her impetuosities, her unreasonable extravagances, were a part of her nature, her race, and her character.

    Remember the Alamo

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