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 Meanings and Examples of IMPRESSIVE
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 a.  making a strong or vivid impression; producing a strong effect
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The leader alone retained his stern, impressive expression.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  So thrilling had the man's narrative been, and his manner was so impressive that we had sat silent and absorbed.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
3  Gradually the plans grew into a complicated mass of cranks and cog-wheels, covering more than half the floor, which the other animals found completely unintelligible but very impressive.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter V
4  It was impressive, to the nurses, the way an old boy of his age could still bawl and make a brute like that obey him.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 1
5  Most impressive, so they say--they were lucky--in eruption.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 11
6  The visitor having strolled to the window, and being then engaged in looking carelessly out, was as unmoved by this impressive entry as man could possibly be.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
7  By this time the change of baggage was hastily achieved; for the single word "outlaws" rendered every one sufficiently alert, and the approach of twilight made the sound yet more impressive.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
8  He was a regular gondolier in a white-and-blue blouse, not very good-looking, not at all impressive.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
9  'Don't make your eyes red, Oliver, but eat your food and be thankful,' said Mr. Bumble, in a tone of impressive pomposity.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
10  The address was solemn and impressive; the sentence fearful to hear.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LII
11  Twilight combined with the scenery of Egdon Heath to evolve a thing majestic without severity, impressive without showiness, emphatic in its admonitions, grand in its simplicity.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
12  Thinner and less immediately traceable than the other two, it was far more impressive than either.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
13  The man who entered was a strange and impressive figure.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
14  His accounts revealed merely what the means had been; and these were such that it was fortunate for his wife and daughter that his books were examined only after his impressive funeral.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In III
15  But this measured delivery made his words more impressive, and mourners who had been dry-eyed before began now to reach for handkerchiefs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
Example Sentence: (85 in 6 pages)
16  From a distance, downtown Johannesburg looks impressive, a collection of skyscrapers and neon lights.
17  I formed an idea of my own: shadowy, like all the half-comprehended notions that float dim through children's brains, but strangely impressive.
18  A new-comer of any age or either sex was an impressive curiosity in the poor little shabby village of St.Petersburg.
19  Lucy exhibited impressive continence in steering clear of fattening foods, and she lost 50 pounds.
20  The only things more impressive than her heroics are her magnanimous spirit and ability to bring people together.
21  Previews can't convey the impressive sense of authenticity and verisimilitude that director CuarĂ³n brings to the big screen.
22  They suggest the sensitive spots play a major part in the aquatic reptiles' impressive reaction times and perform some of the tactile functions of human hands.
23  He impressed us with his great ability.
24  General Lewis Mackenzie has impressed everyone with his authority and personal courage.
25  My father repeatedly impressed on me the value of hard work.
26  I was impressed by the variety of dishes on offer.
27  The customer was impressed by the machine's performance.
28  The design was impressed on the cloth.
29  We were impressed by the great richness of detail in her painting.
30  He was impressed by the high calibre of applicants for the job.