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Entering between the shoulder and blade-bone, it is buried, by the victim's own impetus, to the very hilt.
At all events, the slope was so steep that the guide shot down it with an impetus sufficient to carry him clear over the schrund.
Big-foot Sanders and Tad Butler, nearly half a mile ahead, felt the impetus, too.
You notice the river makes a sharp curve, and naturally enough the impetus of the water spread it over a wide territory.
THE JOHNSTOWN HORRORJAMES HERBERT WALKER
With his own development Rodin has given an impetus to all the arts in this confused age.
AUGUSTE RODINRAINER MARIA RILKE
Vociferous voices hailed it, only to induce an augmented bellow of the exhaust with an instantaneous acceleration of impetus.
RED MASQUERADELOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
The various causes advocated by the Civic Club felt the impetus of the aggressive work of the organization.
After his Indian impetus toward art he went to Philadelphia, and settled himself in a studio, where he painted portraits.
Smiling, but somehow disillusioned, she jumped out, and her impetus carried her to the front-door.
HOWARDS ENDE. M. FORSTER
As soon as she could control her own impetus she whirled and bore down upon me once more.
BEATRICE LEIGH AT COLLEGEJULIA AUGUSTA SCHWARTZ

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