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Sound comes to us in the guise of air-waves, which impinge upon the drum of the ear.

He was the only man in England whose career might impinge upon mine.

At the same time a wave of intense virility seemed to surge out from him and impinge upon her.

But this fact did not impinge upon Harley now, when he read the despatch preparatory to filing it at Chicago.

There is the dog country and the deer country, and the two do not impinge upon each other.

Then Joan was not long in discovering that the situation had begun to impinge upon the feelings of each of these men.

But suppose the waves generated by one system of molecules to impinge upon another system, how will the waves be affected?

Others are solid, round, bulky, and stagger when they strike you or impinge upon the world.

An Italian publicist has said that there is no right which does not, in some measure, impinge upon some other right.

The correct bearing should take in the whole of the wall and the whole of the white line, and should just impinge upon the sole.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "fasten or fix forcibly," from Latin impingere "drive into, strike against," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + pangere "to fix, fasten" (see pact). Sense of "encroach, infringe" first recorded 1738. Related: Impinged; impinging.

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