Usage examples for propelling

  1. This being accomplished, he took some hasty puffs of tobacco, and returned to the theatre, in the hope that the dark girl Rhoda was to be seen there; for now that he had dined, Anthony's communication with regard to the farmer and his daughter became his uppermost thought, and a young man's uppermost thought is usually the propelling engine to his actions. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. There were more ardent spirits, greater propelling forces, than he was; but his wisdom was transcendent. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.