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Impression, 1) the act of making a mark by pressure: “wax yields at last to every light i.” Ven. 566. “sink, my knee, in the earth: of thy deep duty more i. show than that of common sons,” Cor. V, 3, 51.
2) the mark or figure made: “the i. of strange kinds is formed in them,” Lucr. 1242. “the face, that map which deep i. bears of hard misfortune,” Lucr. 1242 “your love and pity doth the i. fill which vulgar scandal stamped upon my brow,” Sonn. 112, 1. “the i. of keen whips I'ld wear as rubies,” Meas. II, 4, 101. “whose soft i. interprets for my poor ignorance,” Tim. V, 4, 68. “subscribed it, gave it the i.” Hml. V, 2, 52 (== sealed it).
3) form, figure: “which like a waxen image 'gainst the fire bears no i. of the thing it was,” Gent. II, 4, 202. “and stolen the i. of her fantasy with bracelets of thy hair,” Mids. I, 1, 32 (the form, the image dwelling in her imagination). “where the impression of mine eye infixing,” Alls V, 3, 47 (i. e. looking in her eye and seeing in it the form of mine reflected; cf. John II, 501: “I do protest I never loved myself till now infixed I beheld myself drawn in the flattering table of her eye). an unlicked bear-whelp that carries no i. like the dam,” H6C III, 2, 162.
4) effect on the mind: “such terrible i. made the dream,” R3 I, 4, 63.
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