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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or having the characteristics of an impression

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating or pertaining to impression; conformable to or guided by impressions or immediate or momentary effects on the mind: as, the impressional school of art or of literature.


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  • Isn't the coolness factor of this short mostly due to the CGI effects, and not exactly the directing or impressional story?

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  • It is one thing for two grown ups sitting their and listening to the hate white and hate America remarks, but having their two young children of impressional age listening too those remarks.

    Michelle Obama: Let's move past Wright, get back to issues

  • The temporal (retentional-impressional-protentional) structure of consciousness not only allows for the experience of temporally extended objects or intentional contents, but also entails the self-manifestation of consciousness, that is, its pre-reflective self-awareness.

    Phenomenological Approaches to Self-Consciousness

  • In principle, the retentional-impressional-protentional structure of reflection cannot overlay the retentional-impressional-protentional structure of pre-reflective experience in complete simultaneity.

    Phenomenological Approaches to Self-Consciousness

  • And people -- young, impressional men go off and do these sorts of things.

    CNN Transcript Apr 26, 2004

  • My dream was purely impressional, and outside of the effect of daily incidents.


  • The spiritualists call it "impressional communication," and abandon themselves to its vagaries in the belief that it is really the speech of angels; men of thought find in it a mystery of mental organization, and avail themselves of it under the direction of their reason.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858

  • It is not to be expected that posterity will take much interest in him, for his point and meaning are impressional.

    Emerson and Other Essays

  • But Nathan was not to be dissuaded, even when the impressional and experimental Becky tried his storage system and suffered keen discomfort before her penny was restored to her by a resourceful fellow-traveller who thumped her right lustily on the back until her crowings ceased and the coin was once more in her hand.

    Little Citizens

  • It is a bewildering speculation what Raffaelle or Michelangelo would have thought of the work of Turner or Millais: whether they would have been delighted by the subtle evolution of their own aims, or confused by the increase of impressional suggestiveness -- whether, indeed, if Raffaelle or Michelangelo had seen a large photograph, say, of a winter scene, or

    The Silent Isle


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