impetus[ im-pi-tuhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF impetus
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPETUS
But the shock was insufficient to repel the impetus of the charge.
There was no shock of any kind; the bridge had no impetus except from its own weight.
But now Vere had given an impetus to him—and that was surely stranger.
The impetus of the crowd had carried Miette and Silvere along in this direction.
It was indeed the doctor, who, carried by the impetus, rolled into the room.
She lost impulse and impetus and crept back and sank into a chair.
It was this impression on me that gave the impetus to my answer.
But when they had secured F12A the 6th found their impetus exhausted.
But there was none of the impetus of arrested motion in her attitude.
The mob charged upon them with an impetus that could not be resisted.