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Origin of impulse
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Example sentences from the Web for impulse
Not long after, renowned American philosopher William James wrote in his essay “The Moral Equivalent of War” that Americans should redirect their combative impulses away from their fellow humans and onto “Nature.”They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen?|by Elizabeth Weil|August 28, 2020|ProPublica
The impulse to help is wonderful—so make sure you put it to good use.Hurricane Laura is the strongest storm to hit Louisiana in more than a century|Sara Chodosh|August 28, 2020|Popular Science
Sometimes that means putting a lid on harmful impulses and urges that arise from the limbic area.
On each site, people moved by the very human impulse to care about vulnerable children began repeating what they saw to their friends and followers.Evangelicals are looking for answers online. They’re finding QAnon instead.|Abby Ohlheiser|August 26, 2020|MIT Technology Review
If we hope to live in a society that is better than its worst impulses, we must use this awful moment to drive and accelerate positive change.
The impulse to interpret seems to me what makes personal essay writing compelling.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In “Not What It Used To Be,” you write about talking to your younger self, which is an impulse I think many of us will understand.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And I was wondering how you combat that impulse to reject the young?Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies|Ronald K. Fried|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The question is not whether they are right or wrong but why they feel an impulse to dispense their advice in the first place.
As to whether the MRAP was an impulse buy, Ms. Kroemer assured me it was not.
To reproduce the impulse born of the thought—this is the aim of a psychological method.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Genoa has but recently and partially felt the new impulse, yet even here the march of improvement is visible.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
It is the dramatic impulse of childhood endeavouring to bring life into the dulness of the serious hours.
Those in whom the impulse is strong and dominant are perhaps those who in later years make the good society actors.
This impulse to extend rule appears more plainly in many of the little ceremonial observances of the child.
British Dictionary definitions for impulse
- the product of the average magnitude of a force acting on a body and the time for which it acts
- the change in the momentum of a body as a result of a force acting upon it for a short period of time