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  • noun Plural form of impress.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of impress.


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  • Mugridge and the rest were my companions, and I was receiving repeated impresses from the die which had stamped them all.

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  • Pucci, the star of "Thumbsucker" two years ago, again impresses, here as a troubled, naive, but optimistic kid ready to make the jump into manhood.

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  • Tomlin impresses him as a straight shooter who won't sugarcoat his message.

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  • ‘I am a man of resource, and my name impresses others more than it does you, it’s all been arranged,’ he revealed drily.

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  • Woman 'and wish to say that every word impresses the truth as read.

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  • Her innocence exchang'd for guilty state; Whatever you write, in every golden line Sublimity and elegance combine; Thy nervous phrase impresses every soul, While harmony gives rapture to the whole. '

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  • I've been hearing for the last 7 years that Bush "impresses" people and have never seen even a glimmer of it.

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  • Moreover, as Eddington shows, the question whether the optical contrivance 'sorts out' from the chaotic light a particular periodicity, or whether it 'impresses' this on the light, becomes just

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  • (Another possible reason for this style of writing: convoluted, impenetrable strings of misused words and bizarre jargon impresses the grant-granters, on whose fickle largesse almost everyone in the arts depends.

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  • Through some avenue, suggestions, intuitions of truth, intuitions of occurrences of which through the thinking mind we could know nothing, are at times borne in upon us; they flash into our consciousness, as we say, quite independent of any mental action on our part, and sometimes when we are thinking of something quite foreign to that which comes to, that which "impresses" us.

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