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synonyms for impelling

  • alive
  • effective
  • operating
  • flowing
  • functioning
  • going
  • mobile
  • movable
  • operative
  • progressive
  • pushing
  • rapid
  • rolling
  • running
  • rushing
  • rustling
  • shifting
  • simmering
  • speeding
  • streaming
  • traveling
  • turning
  • walking
  • working
  • astir
  • at work
  • bustling
  • efficacious
  • exertive
  • hasty
  • in force
  • in play
  • in process
  • moving
  • restless
  • speedy
  • swarming

antonyms for impelling

MOST RELEVANT
  • fixed
  • inoperative
  • unmovable
  • abeyant
  • disinterested
  • dormant
  • idle
  • immobile
  • inactive
  • indifferent
  • inert
  • lazy
  • quiescent
  • quiet
  • sluggish
  • boring
  • dull
  • unexciting
  • unmoving
  • unstimulating
  • moderate
  • unenthusiastic
  • uninspiring
  • unpromising
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    How to use impelling in a sentence

    There were no impassioned affections glowing in her bosom and impelling her to his side.
    MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
    It impresses with a sense of increased obligation, that furnishes an ardour of mind, powerfully impelling to duty.
    THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
    A mad desire began to come over him; a strange, impelling scheme took hold of his brain.
    THE WHITE DESERTCOURTNEY RYLEY COOPER
    Springing on board, we each seized a pole and began impelling the raft from the shore.
    IN THE WILDS OF FLORIDAW.H.G. KINGSTON
    Her face then, with its dead whiteness and the eyes of flame, held a tragic, impelling beauty that stung Anson into remonstrance.
    THE MAN OF THE FORESTZANE GREY
    Aldo's curved red lips under his very young moustache opened to words as well as to kisses under Nancy's impelling, eager love.
    THE DEVOURERSANNIE VIVANTI CHARTRES
    Something within her surged up impelling her to tell him of Barney's savage yet unformulated threat.
    CHILDREN OF THE WHIRLWINDLEROY SCOTT
    Impelling causes, however, do not enter into the essence of a thing, but prepare for it and perfect it.
    ON PRAYER AND THE CONTEMPLATIVE LIFEST. THOMAS AQUINAS
    Both indeed need the same religious discipline, but the one needs it more as an impelling, the other more as a restraining motive.
    THE HEARTH-STONESAMUEL OSGOOD
    The impelling force or lateral attraction which account for rotations cannot account for levitations.
    MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

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