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If at moments he felt an impulse to rise from his post of honour and, confessing before them all his unworthiness, to leave the chapel, a glance at their faces restrained him.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
He could have flung his arms about her hips and held her still, for his arms were trembling with desire to seize her and only the stress of his nails against the palms of his hands held the wild impulse of his body in check.
He was clearly so scared by his mischance in breaking the window and by the approach of Peterson that he thought of nothing but flight, but since then he must have bitterly regretted the impulse which caused him to drop his bird.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
At last, by a sudden impulse, just as our train was crawling out of a suburban station, he sprang on to the platform and pulled me out after him.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Just at this juncture the boy felt a slow, fateful grip closing on his ear, and a steady lifting impulse.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
He felt that the love that bound him to Anna was not a momentary impulse, which would pass, as worldly intrigues do pass, leaving no other traces in the life of either but pleasant or unpleasant memories.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Her first impulse was to jerk back her hand from the damp hand with big swollen veins that sought hers, but with an obvious effort to control herself she pressed his hand.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And such a momentary impulse there is not, and there cannot be, in the case of the oppression of the Slavonic peoples.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
At length when he had understood and looked in the direction the old man indicated, he recognized Natasha, and following his first impulse stepped instantly and rapidly toward the coach.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She did these things not under any external impulse as people in the full vigor of life do, when behind the purpose for which they strive that of exercising their functions remains unnoticed.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She raised her skinny hand as if in truth she had fluttered off the pavement on the impulse of the moment to the just rage of authority.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context