Definitions

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  • adv. In an impulsive manner; with force; by impulse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an impulsive manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an impulsive manner; by impulse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an impulsive or impetuous way; without taking cautions

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Examples

  • "Yes, I've read 'm," he broke in impulsively, spurred on to exhibit and make the most of his little store of book knowledge, desirous of showing her that he was not wholly a stupid clod.

    Chapter 1

  • McCain impulsively threatens critics over 'hothead' accusations

    BBC wins impossible sentence competition

  • "Mr. Harley," she called impulsively, and when he turned back to her she had no choice but to continue.

    Truly

  • "You can still get inside the basin," she called impulsively, not realizing that the possibilities of the locality were an old story to Benny.

    The Opened Shutters

  • As I strolled along under the grand old leafless trees, I suddenly heard my name called impulsively two or three times, and turning round saw the Lady Alicia running toward me.

    The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont

  • He swung round and called impulsively after the retreating figure: 'Collins!'

    What Happened to the Corbetts

  • But "Paul!" that voice creeps to me at all times, for counsel, for sympathy; comes impulsively, that is the best of it -- comes ever impulsively.

    Vesty of the Basins

  • This is much different from winging it impulsively, which is what leads to "issues."

    FXstreet.com

  • There's also the possibility, though, that McCain could be seen as over-reacting and acting impulsively, which is something he's done in the past in a manner that has not worked out so well in the end.

    Waldo's Virginia Political Blogroll

  • I moved impulsively, meaning to touch his hand, but his tight-lipped air prevented me.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

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