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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience. Also: A mark or indentation made by pressure.

Usage examples (45)
  • When George Bernard Shaw visited New Zealand a reporter asked him his impression of the place and, after a pause, Shaw is said to have replied: "Altogether too many sheep."
  • He did a funny impression of a politician
  • He left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud
  • He watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax for more
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