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impulsive

1. (of physical forces) acting for a short time; not continuous
2. (of a sound) brief, loud, and having a wide frequency range
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I declare I will," said Sylvia, giving me an impulsive kiss, and springing on to the stone; "why, here is a ready-made stage.
He had seen the original telephones at the Centennial in Philadelphia, and was so fascinated with them that the impulsive Bell had thrust them into his hands as a gift.
And as women are commonly impulsive and inquisitive, the first to come forward was one of the two friends of Don Antonio's wife, and her question was, "Tell me, Head, what shall I do to be very beautiful?
We can imagine this bold, careless, impulsive artist, with his moments of great exaltation and alternate depression, a kind of Chinese Paul Verlaine, with his sensitive mind of a child, always recording impressions as they come.
I sat down beside her and took her hands; she came to herself, made an impulsive movement towards me, would have caught hold of me, but did not dare, and slowly bowed her head before me.
De Guiche, who was young and impulsive, said to Raoul, "Here we are, three masters and three servants.
He is all things to all oceans; he is like a poet seated upon a throne - magnificent, simple, barbarous, pensive, generous, impulsive, changeable, unfathomable - but when you understand him, always the same.
An impulsive movement of Giovanni drew her eyes to the window.
My own mistake arose, naturally enough, through too careless, too inquisitive, and too impulsive a temperament.
It was quite against my wishes that she came, but she is a very excitable, impulsive girl, as you may have noticed, and she is not easily controlled when she has made up her mind on a point.
His French, however, was obviously that of a native; and his French patriotism was so impulsive as to be slightly absurd.
Her lip lifted slightly, though there was little scorn, as a rule, in her large and impulsive nature.