Example sentences for: impetus

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

  • Together with LSC's 1998 Program Letters, this decision provided the impetus for more serious discussion of program configuration which resulted in the formation of a single statewide program, Colorado Legal Services, effective October 1, 1999.

  • In an editorial headlined "Send in the troops," the Telegraph said that, with an impetus building to NATO's advantage, the alliance "should seize this moment to announce a new goal and new means to achieve it.

  • A large part of the impetus behind the education reform movement had been panic over U.S. competitiveness in the international economy.

  • The initial impetus of this research was to understand the mechanism of action of the anti-cancer drug flavopiridol.

  • The art critic Lucy Lippard discerned a different impetus in these buoyant pictures, labeling the peanut shaped forms as "testicular"--a sign, Storr adds, of "the 'ballsy' ethos of [Smith's] generation of male artists."


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