impelling impelling


  1. (v) urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
  2. (v) cause to move forward with force
  3. (adj) markedly effective as if by emotional pressure


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  1. The assumption had impelling logic.
  2. The only thing impelling into negotiations was the hope that transforming its political relations with its neighbors would secure its long-term survival.
  3. Not love but hate was the impelling motive of his life, and so he destroyed one tyranny, that of the czar, only to set up another.



  1. "The revolution in communications and information technology is speeding economic interdependence and impelling nations to seek amity, mutual help, and political solidarity from like-minded peoples even across the great continents," De Venecia said.
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Jose de Venecia Source: Manila Bulletin

  2. "I believed that what she'd said so many years ago was precisely the truth," Rice writes. "He was on that altar. And I wanted to go to him, and the impelling emotion was love."
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Anne Rice Source: The Catholic Review

  3. Mao said: "The law of the unity of opposites is the fundamental law of the universe impelling things to move and change."
    on May 18, 2008 By: Mao Zedong Source: The Australian

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