IMPETUOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IMPETUOUS
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 a.  marked by sudden and violent force; hasty; impulsive and passionate
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  It was Gerald's headstrong and impetuous nature in her that gave them concern, and they sometimes feared they would not be able to conceal her damaging qualities until she had made a good match.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
2  But Atlanta was of her own generation, crude with the crudities of youth and as headstrong and impetuous as herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
3  The parrot fortunately offered no further interruption to the entertainment, the whole venom of his nature apparently having been cherished up and hurled against the twins in that one impetuous outburst.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In IX
4  Mrs. Highcamp hung with languid but unaffected interest upon the warm and impetuous volubility of her left-hand neighbor, Victor Lebrun.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXX
5  Encouraged by this slight advantage, the impetuous young man continued his onset, and sprang upon his enemy with naked hands.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 12
6  But the impetuous young men were rewarded by finding that, encumbered with Cora, the Hurons were losing ground in the race.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32
7  Ruined castles hanging on the precipices of piny mountains, the impetuous Arve, and cottages every here and there peeping forth from among the trees formed a scene of singular beauty.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
8  Her narration was clear and simple; and though it could not be given without emotion, it was not accompanied by violent agitation, nor impetuous grief.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 37
9  The conservatory doors were standing open, and Rosa Dartle was walking, bareheaded, with a quick, impetuous step, up and down a gravel walk on one side of the lawn.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
10  "No, you didn't, you knew perfectly well I never cared for anyone but Jo," Laurie said that in his old, impetuous tone, and turned his face away as he spoke.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
11  When I did speak, it was only to express an impetuous wish that I had never been born, or never come to Thornfield.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
12  He seemed a rather childish, impetuous fellow.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
13  Oliver was awakened in the morning, by a loud kicking at the outside of the shop-door: which, before he could huddle on his clothes, was repeated, in an angry and impetuous manner, about twenty-five times.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
14  Perhaps she had felt the impetuous desire that was in him, and then the yielding mood had come upon her.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In THE DEAD
15  He is, in fact, but for his years and size, rather like a very impetuous baby "taking notice" eagerly and loudly, and requiring almost as much watching to keep him out of unintended mischief.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT II
Example Sentence:
1  I don't believe that "Leap before you look" is the motto suggested by one particularly impetuous young man.