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Impelling was adjudged to have shown improved form in a first-time tongue strap, and trainer Burke's comments were forwarded to Portman Square under Jockey Club Instruction H19, so that Impelling's earlier performances can be reviewed.
We speak of inspiration as an impelling force, an auditory push, but the same effect may be achieved by being drawn in: we fall from the crest whether shoved or sucked by vertigo, and thus other metaphors present themselves.
Shortly after the action begins, Rufus Scott, a black jazz musician, commits suicide, impelling his friends to search for the meaning of his death and, consequently, for a deeper understanding of their own identities.