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  • verb Present participle of impress.


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  • They were more interested in impressing each other with how cool they were, while the more middle class students had drive and purpose.

    Chicken : Egg :: Crime : Teacher cuts

  • Scores of third party vendors develop lesson plans for schools interested in impressing others or getting more funds for their schools, even when the teachers themselves don't get proper training in these lessons (and can probably write better lessons themselves).

    Jose Vilson: Where the Hammer Meets the Pick

  • So far Hitler has succeeded in impressing only Mussolini, but supposing, that such a bloc will become a reality and Hitler will then undoubtedly attack Russia.

    The Conflicting Interests of China, Japan and Russia in the Far East

  • The 'poor creature' had been employing her mind latterly in impressing on Elizabeth, who is weak enough to believe what mischief-makers tell her, rather than the evidence of her own senses, that she was going to be overworked

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Abner had communication with the elders of Israel -- He spoke the truth in impressing their minds with the well-known fact of David's divine designation to the kingdom.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Sunday Mirror) 18 year old Bradford born lad Fabian has been in fine form this season, taking his first team chance after two seasons with the occasional run out he has played most of this term impressing many with his performances which have shown maturity beyond his years.

  • But there’s an intimacy and power to Lockwood’s vocals that lend them authenticity, and he seems less interested in impressing the listener than in expelling the burden of these prayers from his body.

    The Sway Machinery Comes to the Jewish Music Festival « The Blog at 16th and Q

  • He had no ambitions, didn’t watch football or cricket, wasn’t interested in impressing anyone, didn’t have any ulterior motive, and most baffling of all, just wanted to live his life normally.”

    Creative Carnival – February 2009 « Write Anything

  • "This study shows auto manufacturers and dealers where to begin impressing consumers who are contemplating a new vehicle purchase, before they’ve even typed in a keyword in a search engine," said Lisa E. Phillips, senior analyst at eMarketer.

    Understanding the Behavior of Online Car Buyers | Impact Lab

  • She loves the idea of impressing on folks the idea of dog walking being a ticket to better health, partly because "it's something the family can do together."

    Pet Talk: Woof Walks are a good fit for dogs, owners


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