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Of this, there is an impression on my mind too strong to admit of doubt.

Its calmness gave the impression of a wisdom behind it that had no existence.

This is, at least, the impression left on us by an anecdote told by Elwin.

Just at the outset, the act of seeing made not the least impression on her numbed brain.

There will be time enough for the impression to be made after you are married.

And that terrible night left an impression on their minds which was not soon forgotten.

Somehow he had got the impression that everybody lost money at it.

His manner, however, made no impression on Timmins's stolidity.

The impression was so strong that Mr Verloc glanced over his shoulder.

It was his impression I was drowned, and several places were dragged for my body.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "mark produced by pressure," also "image produced in the mind or emotions," from Old French impression "print, stamp; a pressing on the mind," from Latin impressionem (nominative impressio) "onset, attack," figuratively "perception," literally "a pressing into," from imprimere (see impress). Meaning "act or process of indenting" is early 15c.; that of "printing of a number of copies" is from 1570s. Meaning "belief, vague notion" (as in under the impression) is from 1610s.

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