sudden desire

See: impulse
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Now, you say, after all this time he is fired with a sudden desire to behave handsomely to the daughter of his dead partner.
They turned out to be the Prince Gnome and his friend, and the sudden desire to get some news of his sister, Princess Argentine, caused the Invisible Prince to follow them and to listen to their conversation.
It is very pleasant to be loved and admired, very sweet to think we shall be missed and mourned when we die; and Tom was seized with a sudden desire to imitate this boy, who had n't done anything wonderful, yet was so dear to his sister, that she cried for him a whole year after he was dead; so studious and clever, the people called him "a fine fellow"; and so anxious to be good, that he kept on trying, till he was better even than Polly, whom Tom privately considered a model of virtue, as girls go.
Tuckle no sooner got into the open air, than he was seized with a sudden desire to lie on the curbstone; Sam thought it would be a pity to contradict him, and so let him have his own way.
Pussy can sit on the arm of the chair and purr, and Montmorency will curl himself up on the rug and blink at the fire, yet keeping one eye on you the while, in case you are seized with any sudden desire in the direction of rats.
I felt a sudden desire to get out of that house, to fly from the reinforced Blunt element which was to me so oppressive.
He felt a sudden desire to find out what it was that was so strange about the woman.
Not very far," said Razumov, restraining a sudden desire to laugh, although he did not feel joyous in the least.
But what is the reason for this sudden desire to sally forth and explore uncharted or under-explored territory?
Asked what prompted her sudden desire for 'peace of mind', Miss Otobo said she has had sleepless nights for several months over the role she played as the fulcrum of the s3x scandal.
Last month, OBF said it was parting ways with the British conductor because of a strategic change in festival operations, specifically its desire - apparently a sudden desire, given it came on the heels of Halls' new contract - to rotate guest conductors in an attempt to stay relevant in an ever-changing music industry.
This sudden desire to talk to Pakistan over water has arised because it suits India for several reasons to achieve its end objectives.