Example sentences for: impulse

How can you use “impulse” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The answer--even if you have an egalitarian impulse to pour resources into the dumb kid--is to send the smart kid to college and make it up to the dumb kid through bequests (or other cash gifts).

  • But 20 years ago, the same impulse was called punk and, as Greil Marcus documents in Lipstick Traces , it was other things before that.

  • Jessica Mydek may not be real, but the emotion showered on her is, and the millions of e-mails containing her name suggest that the impulse to do good on the Net could be harnessed.

  • As a stand-up comic, he was less interested in jokes than in the desperate, needy impulse behind the jokes.

  • When I read a sentence about Tom Hanks like "Wherever he goes, a treacly, white-guy triumphalism seems to follow," I wonder what impulse causes you to add the words "white guy" to the sentence.


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