Edna Pontellier could not have told why, wishing to go to the beach with Robert, she should in the first place have declined, and in the second place have followed in obedience to one of the two contradictory impulses which impelled
We were, in truth, nearly always together, and being of an introspective turn of mind I often endeavored to analyze and define the novel feeling with which she inspired me--a secret, subtle, but powerful attraction which constantly impelled
me to seek her; but the attempt was hopeless.
One habitual feeling impelled
him to get rid of the blame and to pass it on her.
by the combination of Misfortunes under which I laboured, namely Fear, Cold and Hunger I hesitated not to ask admittance which at length I have gained; and now my Adorable Laura (continued he taking my Hand) when may I hope to receive that reward of all the painfull sufferings I have undergone during the course of my attachment to you, to which I have ever aspired.
They entered upon the turf, and, impelled
by a force that seemed to overrule their will, suddenly stood still, turned, and waited in paralyzed suspense beside the stone.
But the French officer was evidently more inclined to think he had been taken prisoner because Pierre's strong hand, impelled
by instinctive fear, squeezed his throat ever tighter and tighter.
An almost imperceptible breath of air impelled
the balloon directly over the prisoner, at the same time that it gently lowered with the contraction of the gas.
He asked himself what motive could have impelled
Quasimodo to save her.
The youth, regarding him with sidelong glances, felt impelled
to change his purpose.
When I found that he was not to be laughed out of his design, I calmly begged an explanation, and desired to know by what he was impelled
, and by whom commissioned, to reprimand me.
His exertions had made him highly successful in his profession; and his affectionate anxiety to provide for the future of those who were dependent on his labours had impelled
him, from the time of his marriage, to devote to the insuring of his life a much larger portion of his income than most men consider it necessary to set aside for that purpose.
It truly looked a being to be loved without the usual alloy of our passions; and there was a modest ingenuousness which shone in her air, that gently impelled
the hearts of others to regard its possessor with a species of holy affection.