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Humans in different places and times have felt impelled to overcome the limitations of pictures in communicating.

It seemed to me that I had scarcely closed my eyes when I dreamed that something impelled me to go to the window.

So many of the men who have sought the presidency seem impelled by a desire to compensate for something missing in themselves.

Now the GOP, impelled by ideology matched to calculation, is trying the same game again.

The country was impelled to act, not based on what was known, but what was feared.

But like the bee, while impelled by an instinct that makes it search for sugar, it sucks in therewith its solid sustenance.

A quick impulse that was somewhat spasmodic impelled her fingers to close in a sort of clutch upon his hand.

The characters which crowd forth from his brain are sustained and impelled by the same social waves which sustain and impel us.

The work which it does is performed by the hard substances that are impelled by the current, principally by the sand and pebbles.

As if impelled by the voice, Lawrence turned his head and looked into the blazing eyes of Billy.

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On this page you'll find 68 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impelled, such as: constrained, enslaved, obligated, restrained, apprenticed, and articled.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.