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01. Her host parents were really [impressed] by her progress in English after three months in her ESL program.
02. The French team won an [impressive] victory over the Brazilian team in the World Cup final, with a score of 3 - 0.
03. Fast cars do not [impress] me much; I'd rather ride a bicycle.
04. My first [impression] of Quebec City was that it is a city that loves to party.
05. The teenage boys were trying to [impress] the girls by seeing who could dive from the highest spot into the lake.
06. I was really [impressed] by the special effects in the movie "The Matrix."
07. We were really [impressed] by him in the interview, and hired him immediately.
08. There is an old proverb which states that first [impressions] are the most lasting.
09. Edward, Duke of Windsor once said, "The thing that [impresses] me most about America is the way parents obey their children."
10. William Rogers once remarked that too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to [impress] people they don't like.
11. Though human noses have an [impressive] 5 million olfactory cells with which to smell, sheepdogs have 220 million, enabling them to smell 44 times better than man.
12. The ancient Sumerian writing form, representing words with symbols, was [impressed] onto wet clay with a reed pen, and baked hard in the sun.
13. The human eyes can perceive more than 1 million simultaneous visual [impressions], and are able to discriminate among nearly 8 million gradations of color.
14. As a child, Beethoven made such a poor [impression] on his music teachers that he was pronounced hopeless as a composer.
15. The Roman historian Pliny was so [impressed] by garlic and its healing powers that he listed 61 different medicinal uses for it.
16. Male peacocks shake their tails to [impress] the females.
17. Early explorers were so [impressed] by the generosity of Mozambique's people that they called the land "The Country of the Good People."
18. In May of 1990, Renoir's painting "At the Moulin de la Gallette" sold for $78.1 million, a record amount for [Impressionist] art.
19. They were totally [unimpressed] by the presentation, and have decided to cancel the contract.
20. Physical appearance appears to be a powerful determinant of one's first [impression] of an individual.
21. Italian rulers of the fifteenth century sought to glorify themselves by erecting [impressive] palaces and country houses.
22. The first ten seconds of a presentation are the most important, as this is when the audience will form its [impressions] of you.
23. I need to [impress] upon you the importance of doing this job properly.
24. The lecturer [impressed] upon his students the need to keep up with the homework throughout the session.

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  • Impress — Im press, n.; pl. {Impresses}. 1. The act of impressing or making. [1913 Webster] 2. A mark made by pressure; an indentation; imprint; the image or figure of anything, formed by pressure or as if by pressure; result produced by pressure or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impress — Im*press , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impressed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impressing}.] [L. impressus, p. p. of imprimere to impress; pref. im in, on + premere to press. See {Press} to squeeze, and cf. {Imprint}.] 1. To press, stamp, or print something in or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • impress — impress1 [im pres′; ] for n. [ im′pres΄] vt. [< IN 1 + PRESS2] 1. to force (a person) into public service, esp. into a navy 2. to levy, seize, or requisition (money, property, etc.) for public use n. I …   English World dictionary

  • Impress — Im*press , v. i. To be impressed; to rest. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Such fiendly thoughts in his heart impress. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impress — vb touch, strike, *affect, influence, sway Analogous words: *move, actuate: *thrill, electrify, enthuse: *provoke, excite, stimulate, galvanize, pique impress n impression, imprint, print, stamp Analogous words: see those at IMPRESSION …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • impress — ► VERB 1) make (someone) feel admiration and respect. 2) make a mark or design on using a stamp or seal. 3) (impress on) emphasize (an idea) in the mind of. ► NOUN 1) an act of impressing a mark. 2) an impressed mark …   English terms dictionary

  • impress — I (affect deeply) verb absorb, amaze, arouse, astound, awe, electrify, galvanize, have a strong effect, hit, influence, inspire, intrigue, make an impact upon, make an impression on, move, move strongly, movere, penetrate, pierce, reach, rouse,… …   Law dictionary

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