IMPEL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IMPEL
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impel
 v.  drive or force onward; drive forward; urge to action through moral pressure
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  He saw enough in her face to impel him to take her hand and hold it while he said his lingering good night.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXV
2  For him it was no new conviction that his presence in any part of the world, from Africa to the steppes of Muscovy alike, was enough to dumfound people and impel them to insane self-oblivion.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER II
3  I did not dare return to the apartment which I inhabited, but felt impelled to hurry on, although drenched by the rain which poured from a black and comfortless sky.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 5
4  My rage was without bounds; I sprang on him, impelled by all the feelings which can arm one being against the existence of another.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
5  "At the great judgment day," whispered the minister; and, strangely enough, the sense that he was a professional teacher of the truth impelled him to answer the child so.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
6  It was the certainty of this fact that impelled me to offer the hint.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter III
7  This dilated until it filled the room, and impelled me to take a candle and go in and look at my dreadful burden.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIX
8  So sensible of this, beforehand, that I had really felt ashamed of doing what I was nevertheless impelled to do, I went back to the inn.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST
9  It was what I remotely dreaded when I was first impelled to stay away from England.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. ABSENCE
10  Again a flush of shame spread over her face; she recalled his composure, and a feeling of anger against him impelled her to tear the sheet with the phrase she had written into tiny bits.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 15
11  One habitual feeling impelled him to get rid of the blame and to pass it on to her.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 14
12  Another feeling, even stronger, impelled him as quickly as possible to smooth over the rupture without letting it grow greater.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 14
13  This melancholy did not, however, prevent him from becoming friendly with Katya; it even impelled him to get into friendly, affectionate terms with her.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
14  But as it always happened that such reflections impelled me, as though purposely, to put myself into a false position, I went in.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: II
15  But that was most impossible of all: if I feel impelled to do anything, I seem to be pitchforked into it.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
Example Sentence:
1  A strong feeling of urgency would impel her; if she failed to finish the project right then, she knew that she would never get it done.
2  The turn of the millennium has impelled some scientists to predict a fantastic future.
3  I feel impelled to express grave doubts about the project.