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noun as in projectile

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More often, it was impelling them to define their markets more narrowly.

There were no impassioned affections glowing in her bosom and impelling her to his side.

It impresses with a sense of increased obligation, that furnishes an ardour of mind, powerfully impelling to duty.

A mad desire began to come over him; a strange, impelling scheme took hold of his brain.

Springing on board, we each seized a pole and began impelling the raft from the shore.

Her face then, with its dead whiteness and the eyes of flame, held a tragic, impelling beauty that stung Anson into remonstrance.


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On this page you'll find 357 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impelling, such as: alive, effective, operating, flowing, functioning, and going.

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