Sentence Examples


  • Annie, taken fifteen years ago, was the main impetus of Howie's obsession with missing children.
  • That unfortunate gaffe complicated matters and most likely was the impetus behind the break-in on Collingswood Avenue.
  • The cotton trade received an astonishing impetus from the inventions of Sir Richard Arkwright (1770), and Samuel Crompton (1780), both of whom were born in the parish.
  • The completion of the St Andrew's Rapids canal on Red River, and the Grand Rapids canal on the Saskatchewan river will again give an impetus to inland navigation on the tributaries of Lake Winnipeg.
  • At this moment Derick was in the act of pitching his lamp-feeder at the advancing boats, and also his oil-can; perhaps with the double view of retarding his rivals' way, and at the same time economically accelerating his own by the momentary impetus of the backward toss.

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