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The team reasoned this urge might stem from natural instincts to hunt, or from a need for cats to supplement their diet.

For so long, I thought, “I want a seat at the table,” but now I have this urge to knock over the table.

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The downside is you won’t be able to look at an untended tree again without seeing a wayward branch and feeling the urge to fix it.

You have to control the urge to panic and maintain some sense of inner peace.

He felt an urge to return to the District for the first time after watching the inauguration on television Wednesday night.

I need to resist my urge to talk them into my truth, just so I can feel more comfortable and secure.

For instance, how do you balance honesty with any protective urge?

And not that anyone would know I have a self-protective urge, but I do have one.

On the other hand, I have an equally strong urge to tell secrets.

But not even the threat of death can suppress the urge to live vicariously through Jack Dawson and James Bond.

And I have given this tedious detail to urge and embolden others to remonstrate against it.

In excusing the Freedom of your Satyr, you urge that it galls no body, because nobody minds it enough to be mended by it.

But this is quite enough to justify the inconsiderable expense which the experiment I urge would involve.

The judicious father saw that it would be utterly unavailing to urge the suit, and the matter was dropped.

At first the girl declined to follow advice which instinctively she distrusted, and Sir Lucien was too clever to urge it upon her.


On this page you'll find 270 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to urge, such as: appetite, compulsion, craving, impulse, itch, and longing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.