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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Edward Duncan-Smith, defending, said: "Rehman accepts that this was a foolish and impulsive act. He wanted to impress others around him."
"This was an impulsive act. "You have had a very serious lesson taught to you - you do not make advances towards women who don't want you to.
"This was an impulsive act on Lily's part which, although deliberate, was a spur of the moment decision rather than something she had been planning for any length of time, but no less heart-breaking for her family and friends," Moore said, according to Metro.
"It was an impulsive act under the influence of drugs and alcohol when you were feeling in low mood and suicidal."
"Suicide is usually an impulsive act by an individual in crisis," she said.
Synopsis: An impulsive act of theft coincides with an inexplicable death in the suburbs of Chicago.
And how on earth does this fit into an impulsive act? Any inappropriate contact between adult and child would surely sound alarm bells right from the start; but Richards conducted this over a period of weeks.
It was not premeditated but an impulsive act when presented with the opportunity.
Linda is still failing to accept her husband's impulsive act of bonkers generosity and with her own marriage now under serious strain she tells Mick she can't cope any more.
In an impulsive act of bravado, Kelsea corrects a terrible wrong but throws her country into an unavoidable clash with a nearby kingdom ruled by the evil and bloodthirsty Red Queen.
It is easy to write it off -- as do the characters in the novel -- as an accident or an impulsive act. But what if, that's not the whole picture?
It seems like an impulsive act, but mostly it's not.