Example sentences for: impulses

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

  • Ev psych insists, rightly, that we not ignore our similarities to the higher- and lower-order creatures, but it's weak on subjectivity, self-awareness, self-consciousness, whatever you want to call it--on how we explain our tangled mass of hormonal impulses to ourselves.

  • He was, in his dashing manner, the worst--an extreme dogmatist, instinctively authoritarian, allergic to any democratic or libertarian impulses, quick to order executions, and quicker still to lead his own comrades to their deaths in doomed guerrilla wars.

  • The tensions between them--between intellectual, aesthetic, and political impulses that are felt with enormous passion and expressed with great vehemence--make Said an uncommonly interesting, and endlessly controversial, intellectual figure.

  • "Portnoy's complaint" is defined on the first page of the novel of that name as "A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse nature."

  • A partially successful cloning attempt by Dr. Evil's henchman, Number 2 (Robert Wagner), has produced a true heir: a one-eighth Dr. Evil replica (Verne J. Troyer) dubbed "Mini-Me" who's like a distillation of the archvillain's most feral impulses.

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