from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Arresting the attention and producing a vivid impression on the sight or the mind. See Synonyms at noticeable.
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- adj. of that which makes a strong impression
- v. Present participle of strike.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a. & n. from strike, v.
- adj. Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Standing out prominently and conspicuously, so as strongly to impress the eye or the mind; prominent; notable; impressive; remarkable; surprising: as, a striking resemblance; a striking remark.
- n. The removal of the center upon which an arch has been built. See striking-plate.
- n. The propagation of plants by cuttings or slips.
- n. The taking down of the cured tobacco-plant from the tiers for stripping. See stripping, 10.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
- adj. sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
- n. the physical coming together of two or more things
- n. the act of contacting one thing with another
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From the 759 I culled out 180 that deserved the term striking.
But exactly how hot and how heavy depends on which side you are talking to, with Yahoo seeking to play it a bit cooler and Microsoft, according to many sources, aggressively interested in striking a deal.
This should be an eye-opener for the Palin-phobics as she has been savaged by Dems and the media like no one before and yet remains within striking distance of Obama.
The problem is that even if the Thirteenth Amendment could be justified in striking down Jim Crow as an incident of slavery, it would not be sufficient for striking down similar laws in states where slavery never existed, like Illinois and Oregon.
House of Representatives because Seante Republicans were successful in striking a few portions from thebill.
Even the Republican-biased Rassmussen has Crist in striking distance if he runs as an independent.
Also striking is how far the SG has stretched the usual rules for certiorari in pursuit of that goal.
Now, it seems to me that in striking down long-standing sodomy laws in Lawrence v. Texas, the court has opened up the obscenity standard to additional scrutiny, particularly with regard to post-Miller obscenity law.
The RNC, reportedly, distributed that money to states where Republican congressional candidates were in striking distance of Democratic incumbents.
And BTW Brown is within striking distance up in Massachusetts …. the liberal dream might end just yet!