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im puh tuhs

  • n  a force that moves something along
  • n  the act of applying force suddenly

  • With no threat of jail time, will offenders of business crimes find impetus to stay away?
  • Sarah's boss did not give her hike citing company's poor performance; that was really the impetus for he to quit.
  • In the rotating office of the European Union presidency, she has given a new impetus to European integration.
News & Articles

  • Dubai, Bahamas could land new bowl games
    Seeking to give their bowl-eligible teams chances to play, college football's smaller conferences are exploring avenues to create additional bowl games next season, according to an report. The impetus comes from the Power Five conferences preference to play each other in bowl games, leaving the smaller conferences shut out. Up to nine locations are being considered to begin bowl games ...
    June 11, 2013 - KSAT San Antonio
  • USD/JPY eases back below 99.00 despite US credit stabilization (New York) - The USD/JPY foreign exchange received an afternoon impetus following the... For more information, read our latest forex news.
    June 10, 2013 - The Forex Market
  • Support growing to close Guantanamo prison: senator
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain said on Sunday there is increasing public support for closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and moving detainees to a facility on the U.S. mainland. "There's renewed impetus. And I think that most Americans are more ready," McCain, who went to Guantanamo last week with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and California ...
    June 9, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Barack Obama in Wall Street Journal
    What this plan recognizes is that while the federal government can play a leading role in encouraging the reforms and high standards we need, the impetus for that change will come from states, and from local schools and school districts,Obama...
  • Michel Platini in
    I am convinced the new format will give the UEFA Europa League a successful new impetus, Platini added.
  • Hu Jintao in 940 News
    By visiting China on his first trip abroad since taking office, President Medvedev has shown that he attaches a high level of importance to the development of bilateral ties,Hu said. "I am sure this visit will give impetus to our strategic...

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