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The Samaritan guidelines are written around the assumption that suicide is a purely irrational act, an act spurred by illness.

That action ignited protests that rocked Wisconsin and spurred a recall—only the second recall of a governor in U.S. history.

But what spurred him to action was a Washington Post study of the post-9/11 veteran population.

Anger about Citizens United has spurred a movement to amend the Constitution to reverse the opinion.

The Republicans, spurred on by the Tea Party, have taken the approach that they will oppose anything proposed by the President.

I rose hastily, mounted my horse, and spurred to the rendezvous of the general staff.

We spurred across the plain to the mouth of a deep, wooded defile, through which the Prussian grand corps d'armée were advancing.

Mrs. Kerricks prize spurred every girl who had the least ability in that direction to begin writing a dramatic piece.

Bascomb spurred his tired horse cruelly, and they got past Hot Springs at a fairly good gait.

Many fled on foot across the fields, others mounting in wild haste spurred their horses.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spurred, such as: arouse, propel, drive, trigger, push, and spark.

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