In the past, impetuous young men would drop out of college and run off to join the army.
He had by nature what he himself called a " vulnerable temper and impetuous moods."
Tacking and jibbing, we wrestled with opposing winds that drove us from side to side with impetuous fury.
Barred by reefs, and full of rapids and impetuous currents, it cannot become a commercial avenue.
His style is impetuous, rich, torrential at times; his thought is practical and imaginative rather than deeply philosophical.
She turned away and was about to ask the countess again how to go to him, when light, impetuous, and seemingly buoyant steps were heard at the door.
Some of the Jews had married women of Ashdod, Ammon and Moab, and the impetuous governor indignantly adjured them to desist from a practice which was the historic cause of national sin.
The former are found over a wide range of country, extending into Bolivia and Argentina, and are noted for their impetuous pugnacity.
The majority of them change their courses very often, and vary greatly in volume; frequently they are impetuous torrents, forming numerous waterfalls.
Vergniaud certainly was far superior to him in oratory, but Brissot was quick, eager, impetuous, and a man of wide knowledge.
Figures slim, muscular and bony, action impetuous but of arrested energy, tawny landscape, gritty with littering pebbles, mark the athletic hauteur of his style.
He is there characterized as ardent and impetuous in character and style.
Never throughout the middle ages was pope more energetic, impetuous or uncompromising.
For nearly its entire length it is an impetuous torrent running through a succession of gorges.
We forbade ourselves to even discuss our impetuous actions for fear of disturbing Howie so all we could do is cross our fingers and pray.
But the more impetuous members of the aristocratic party climbed on to the roof, stripped off the tiles, and stoned Saturninus and many others to death.
His vanity, his pride of opinion and his inborn contentiousness were serious handicaps to him in his political career.
He quickly became the acknowledged leader of the Romantic school whose impetuous litterateurs had begun to tire of the cold abstractions of Fichte.
Impetuous and magnificent streams after heavy rain, they become in the summer mere rivulets, or even dry up altogether.
His impetuous oratory, popular on the platform, was less adapted to the halls of legislation.
His character was naturally impetuous and enthusiastic, but became marked with great self-control as he gradually brought his will under his reason.
He was recklessly impetuous in his temperament, coarse and grossly superstitious according to modern standards.
Having strongly entrenched himself, Parsons beat off, with heavy loss to the dervishes, two impetuous attacks made on the 28th by Ahmed Fedil.
As king, he still retained something of the clerk in the habit of his dress; but he was at the same time a warrior so impetuous, as to be sometimes foolhardy, and his policy was on the whole anti-clerical.