I will be impressed and more than a little surprised if the day comes and a majority of Republicans back an immigration bill.
“I am impressed not only by the simplicity of the furniture, but also by the objects in the room,” Spadaro writes.
I want to ask, saddened, angry, and yet impressed by the two artists working the phones.
He had supported Kennedy in 1960 and since then had impressed him with his economic and antipoverty programs.
On the other hand, I was not at all impressed by the Afghan soldiers.
It was impossible for even that man not to be impressed by her words.
His appearance did not impress me as fantastically as it had impressed Colonel McClure.
Any man who had the power could have impressed us in the same way.
She volleyed the name at him with hysterical violence, but he did not seem to be impressed.
Ormsgill had impressed them with the fact that the most important thing was to get in.
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.
"act of impressing," also "characteristic mark," 1590s, from impress (v.).