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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPREST

Note how each sentence is rounded out into fulness, until it is imprest upon your memory.

The evening on which I saw the Rhine for the first time, I was imprest with the same idea.

So home, mightily pleased in mind that I have got my bills of imprest cleared by bills signed this day, to my good satisfaction.

The pressed sailors often deserted with the “imprest money” given them.

God gyue them his grace and make them imprest as true Christians ought.

Arthur Mainwaring was a commissioner of the customs, and auditor of the imprest.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "have a strong effect on the mind or heart," from Latin impressus, past participle of imprimere "press into or upon, stamp," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + premere "to press" (see press (v.1)). Literal sense of "to apply with pressure, make a permanent image in, indent, imprint" is from early 15c. in English. Sense of "to levy for military service" is from 1590s, a meaning more from press (v.2). Related: Impressed; impressing.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.