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Synonyms for impulse

Synonyms for impulse

Synonyms for impulse

a sudden desire


Related Words

the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber

(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)

the act of applying force suddenly

an impelling force or strength

References in classic literature ?
The first author in whom the new impulse found really definite expression was the Scotsman James Thomson.
The Seasons' was received with enthusiasm not only in England but in France and Germany, and it gave an impulse for the writing of descriptive poetry which lasted for a generation; but Thomson's romantic achievement, though important, is tentative and incomplete, like that of all beginners.
Precisely the same conflict of impulses appears in the lyrics of a greater though still minor poet of the same generation, a man of perhaps still more delicate sensibilities than Collins, namely Thomas Gray.
It is among these frustrated impulses that I would find the biological basis of the unfulfilled wish.
It was after an interval of long groping amongst vague impulses and hesitations which ended in the production of "The Nigger" that I turned to my third short story in the order of time, the first in this volume: "Karain: A Memory.
Now, the fact was that the excellent doctor had never acted upon anything but impulse all through his life, and if was no bad compliment to the nature of the impulses which governed him, that so far from being involved in any peculiar troubles or misfortunes, he had the warmest respect and esteem of all who knew him.
And in obedience to the doctor's impulse, home they went.
I wonder that you presume to speak of impulses to me'--both the teachers assented--
In any matter with which your sister is concerned, you may want an old friend's advice, and an old friend's protection against your own generous impulses.
To keep ships afloat is his business; it is his trust; it is the effective formula of the bottom of all these vague impulses, dreams, and illusions that go to the making up of a boy's vocation.
But they make me as uneasy, sometimes, your impulses, as if they were calculations; make me wonder what you have in reserve.
Shed down a kindly ray from above upon my life, and strength of war, that I may be able to drive away bitter cowardice from my head and crush down the deceitful impulses of my soul.
We can't fly [during the dark alone]," Alexandra Gindroz, media relations manager at Solar Impulse, said on phone from Switzerland headquarters of Solar Impulse.
The construction of Solar Impulse 2 was launched in 2011.
Solar Impulse 2, which this spring will undertake the world s first solar-powered around-the-world aircraft flight, will stop at John F.