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Impulsion   Listen

A force that moves something along.  Synonyms: drift, impetus.
The act of applying force suddenly.  Synonyms: impetus, impulse.

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"Impulsion" Quotes from Famous Books

... made it the task of Governments to resist their influence by all available means. Stein and the leaders of the Prussian War of Liberation had agitated Germany with hopes of national unity, of Parliaments, and of the impulsion of the executive powers of State by public opinion. Against these northern innovators, Metternich had already won an important victory in the formation of the Federal Constitution. The weakness and timidity of the King of Prussia made ...
— History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 • C. A. Fyffe

... "Venezia." "Is that," he said, "Venedig?" with a little gasp. "Yes; Venedig," I responded, "where the streets are water." Slowly he removed his hat. "Ach, Venedig!" he sighed; and then he stooped down, and, with the uttermost solemnity, he kissed the label.... And then I understood the vast impulsion of that wanderlust which has pushed so many, many Germans southward, to overrun that golden city that is wedded to the sea. I have forgotten the name of that junction, as I said before; but I have never been so happy in Munich as in this lonely station where ...
— The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3 • Various

Words linked to "Impulsion" :   force, drift, impel, thrust, drive, impulse, driving force

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