impulsive act


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impulsive act

A sudden, unexplained action, esp. one that may potentially cause danger to oneself or to others.
See also: act
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It is easy to write it off -- as do the characters in the novel -- as an accident or an impulsive act.
It seems like an impulsive act, but mostly it's not.
Sentencing him on Friday, Mr Justice King said: "In my judgment, this was no impulsive act on your part.
Thirteen years earlier, Schmidtie fell in love with Parisian editor Alice Verplanck, but an impulsive act of jealousy and rage ended their budding affair.
It's one such impulsive act that strands him up in the mountains, and sets the stage for the rest of the story.
While Raymond remains puzzled at his selection, the impulsive act is typical of a person who had an astute sensitivity to human nature.
District judge Andrew Shaw told him at Llandudno court: "This wasn't an impulsive act that occurred on the spur of the moment but a course of conduct over 14 months when you downloaded a series of images.
For my part, I am looking forward to a chance to wear my rather smart new jacket, bought on a whim at the height of summer - an impulsive act I cannot explain to myself, let alone anyone else.
As is so often the case, what is billed by the emergency room as a "suicide attempt" is really nothing more than an impulsive act by a distraught teen as a result of multiple emotionally traumatic events.
His uncharacteristically impulsive act leads him to the door of Caerlyon Hall, the home of the eccentric and generous Francis Black.
An impulsive act of abject frustration and most likely self-acknowledgment that he couldn't win and with the possibility of being knocked out by his hated rival, Duran said to referee Octavio Meyran in Spanish, 'Tm not going to fight this clown anymore.