impact

[ noun im-pakt; verb im-pakt ]SEE DEFINITION OF impact

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPACT

The impact of sounds on his ear from the receiver set him to attention.

Another belt crashed from the ship, heaved the ground under its impact.

This time the impact was so great the door could not withstand it, and down it came with a thud.

In a daze, groping blindly for support, he waited for the shock of impact.

Mr. Adolph Meyers sprang to his feet with the impact of the shock.

The impact of my impudence stopped him short, much as a bullet might have done.

It was all there, suddenly, so overwhelming it made me gasp from the impact.

All right, maybe it's got a clockwork fuse that didn't break with the impact.

And the impact on the mind of the youthful Melville was scarcely less than that on the pulpit.

The impact of the fall when he had been thrown down the shaft had jarred him greatly.

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