Phrases with "impression"

Ann Radcliffe If the former imperfect view he had caught of Laura had given an impression to the heart of Osbert, it now received a stronger character from the opportunity afforded him of contemplating her beauty. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Henry James I confess that even close at her side and under the strong impression of her sincerity, her indifference to the conventional graces, my imagination, my constitutional scepticism began to range. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Wilkie Collins One of them, let me say at once, produced a very disagreeable impression on me. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

John Galsworthy It was the impression of old Jolyon, however, that she was not unhappy. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Abraham Merri He had the impression of constant regard of watchfulness, as though night and day the forest kept its myriads of eyes upon the lodge; inexorably, not to be swerved from its purpose. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

Wilkie Collins Her one effort now was to strengthen the impression which she believed herself to have produced. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

The sight was shocking to Heyst; but he let nothing of it appear in his hearing, concealing his impression under that consummate good-society manner of his. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

M. P. Shiel I was therefore more and more inclined to assert that no impression of life is explicable save by facts in their essence ‘natural. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Wordsworth himself was only able to stay one night, but in that short time he made a very favourable impression upon his host and hostess. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

G. K. Chesterton I think the reader who enjoys Dickens’s other books has an impression that it is a kind of melancholy. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Kate Chopin She awoke in a fever of distress, and raised herself in bed to shake off the unnatural impression which such a dream can leave. At Fault by Kate Chopin

She had the impression of it when she was dying, and she warned Frank that it would be so. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Andrew Lang Helena herself had been far too moved to let her see what impression her words had made on the Prince, and when she looked round he was already far away. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle The stranger seemed buried in thought, but once or twice I had the impression that he was looking hard at me through the darkness as we strode along together. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle It was, however, my impression at the time. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Leon Trotsky Say what you will, you cannot dispel the impression that the German staff acted with arrant stupidity. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Edith Wharton The impression Vance received was of a man who had merely transposed the terms of his inactivity. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

He was looking about for an assistant when Balsamo opportunely presented himself, and made so favourable an impression that he was at once engaged in that capacity. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

My impression arose from something Philip Morville said. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

He had been wandering through the streets, lost in his own thoughts, but getting behind them an impression of this day’s events very different from the one in Cumberlege’s warm parlour. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

D. H. Lawrence She gave an impression of cleanness, of precision and directness. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

They gave the impression of desiring to seize him and howl while torturing his body with voluptuous ecstasy. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Will you pardon me if I transcribe these notes again, as I cannot imagine my first deliberations on this subject to have made a deep enough impression for you to recall them without help from me. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Just now she’s wanting to leave us with the impression that any of these three might have done it. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Henry James And now I am already better!” I mention this incident because it confirmed an impression of Rowland’s from which he had derived a certain consolation. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

We came away care fully nursing such impression as we had got of a spec tacle whose historical quality we did our poor best to feel. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

William Makepeace Thackeray Twenty Frederics, if you get an impression of the keys. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Edith Wharton Slightly paler, perhaps, and thinner — but as she moved forward with her easy step the impression vanished. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Sidney Colvin The impression made on the more intelligent order of readers may be inferred from the remarks of Crabb Robinson in his Diaries for the following December69. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Henry James To correct this impression she threw back her waterproof. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Henry James Isabel’s originality was that she gave one an impression of having intentions of her own. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry James In these hours she gave him forcibly if fitfully that impression of beauty which was to be her justification. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

But our first impression was a mistaken one, as we perceived when we looked behind us. Capturing a Convict by Richard Marsh [1893]

Theodore Dreiser Aileen had created an impression in a street costume of dark blue silk with velvet pelisse to match, and trimmed with elaborate pleatings and shirrings of the same materials. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

John Galsworthy Thus he gave an impression of superiority to the doubts and dislikes of smaller men. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy Soames Forsyte walked out of his green-painted front door three days after the dinner at Swithin’s, and looking back from across the Square, confirmed his impression that the house wanted painting. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Ford Madox Ford IT is very difficult to give an all-round impression of an man. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

And this failure of his person in producing an impression affected him strangely. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Blyth and Zack laughed, under the impression that their queer companion was joking with them. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Ford Madox Ford The time had passed so slowly that I had the impression that it must have been thirty years since I had been in the United States. It was only twelve years. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Gaston Leroux Novelists build mountains of stupidity out of a footprint on the sand, or from an impression of a hand on the wall. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

The impression produced upon Jean and the abbe was so terrible, that, in spite of their efforts, it showed itself in their faces; and Maurice remarked their agitation. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

John Galsworthy So is Mrs. Mont. Isn’t she pretty? Look at that dog?” Ting-a-ling, indeed, with forelegs braced, and wrinkled nose, was glaring, as if under the impression that Victorine was another bone. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Henry James At first she had looked cross and almost cruel; but this impression passed away with the child’s increased perception of her being in the eyes of the world a figure mainly to laugh at. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

H. G. Wells The first batch of aeronauts had probably been under the impression that the city was deserted. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

G. K. Chesterton The two men running in it had an impression not uncommonly experienced between those wild green English walls; a sense of being led between the walls of a maze. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

This hope was strengthened by the obvious impression his discourse had made on her. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Ford Madox Ford They were talking, but their words made no impression on Macmaster. The dark, oily man said that he was not going to take Gertie to. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Edgar Allan Poe There are some passages of his description, nevertheless, which may be quoted for their details, although their effect is exceedingly feeble in conveying an impression of the spectacle. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

George Gissing His contempt of money, and his large way of talking about it, conveyed the impression that abundant means awaited him. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Wilkie Collins Only leave that impression to strengthen, and you’re safe. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Guy de Maupassan I have retained an impression of that evening that I can never forget. One Evening by Guy de Maupassan

This Lorenzo is dangerous to your repose; He has already made an impression upon your heart. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Robert Louis Stevenson The death of his wife, following so shortly after, must have stamped the impression of this episode upon his mind. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James This could but be yet more the case for the impression of the observer introduced and committed. Crapy Cornelia by Henry James [1909]

He was a long lean fellow of some forty years, black-haired, black-bearded, whose sullen face was redeemed by a humorous mouth, so that the impression was of a genial ferocity. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Arthur Conan Doyle In spite of his obtrusive baldness he gave the impression of youth. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Edgar Allan Poe As commonly used, the refrain, or burden, not only is limited to lyric verse, but depends for its impression upon the force of monotoneboth in sound and thought. The Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe [1846]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was difficult to resist the impression that, cautiously as we had lowered our voices, she must have overheard and been wounded by Zenobia’s scornful estimate of her character and purposes. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Olaf Stapledon The sham revolutionary of this commoner kind tries to give the impression that he is living wholly for the revolution while he is in fact assiduously avoiding all serious risks. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

F. Scott Fitzgerald As we were caught up into the swinging doors I had the impression that the man was getting out of his coupé. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

An impression of the hands alone was obtainable. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

William Makepeace Thackeray I believe everybody was happy to be out of Jerusalem. The impression I have of it now is of ten days passed in a fever. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Henry James It was not till some weeks later that I saw the girl; but meanwhile I had received the pleasantest impression of her, and this impression came—must have come—mainly from what her intended told me. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Nikolai Gogol They produced nearly the same impression on the public. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

H. G. Wells Now one nobly conceived and nobly rendered play will give a stronger moral impression than the best schoolmaster conceivable, talking ethics for a year on end. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

John Galsworthy But from their faces Dinny received the impression that they were all safe in the acceptance of a certain creed. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins It made no impression whatever on the inherently base nature of Andrew’s friend. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

George MacDonald But what follows represents — not what he read, only the impression it made upon me. Lilith by George MacDonald

He could not seize it; it was a decidedly unpleasant impression of having seen him before, but where he could not bring to mind. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jack London Such was the impression of strength I gathered from this man who paced up and down. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Ivan Turgenev Fenichka’s eye soon healed, but the impression she had made on Nikolai Petrovich did not pass away so quickly. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

She had never seen this woman whom she now knew that Roger loved, but she had formed a fairly clear and true impression of Ivy’s nature and character. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

He had, however, observed idly how much larger the impression had grown, but he had attributed that to the action of the water trickling down over the sides. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

His manner said that he was not pleased, but Janet found a tone in his voice that told her the impression of Elfrida had not been altogether distasteful. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Though I had Peter John at my side, an impression of deep loneliness settled on me. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

H.P. Lovecraft As I considered the inevitable end my mind ran over preceding events, and developed a hitherto dormant impression which would have caused a weaker and more superstitious man to shudder. The Temple by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

George Gissing The frown imprinted on his features conveyed an impression of gloom; which was rarely its effect. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

George Gissing The impression he received was deep and lasting. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Virginia Woolf Yes! how clear it was that she would be vacillating, emotional, and when you said something to her it would make no more lasting impression than the stroke of a stick upon water. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Walter Besant Then I asked him whether, in case I put into his hand an impression in wax of a key, he would make me its counterpart in iron. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Jack London He had an impression that they hung like weights on the ends of his arms, but when he tried to run the impression down, he could not find it. Lost Face by Jack London

Algernon Blackwood The Manor House gave the impression of a rambling and glorified farmhouse, solid, ancient, comfortable, and wholly unpretentious. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Le Tartufe, in spite of its patched-up happy ending, leaves an impression of horror upon the mind. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Charles Dickens I came here, sir, this day, under the impression that the old min was friendly. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

The impression on your brain of a scrap recollected appeared to you as if it had been an actual object depicted on the retina of your eye. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

One had the impression that there was dust in the creases of her face. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

None of the girls made any impression on me but I can still recall the thrill of admiration and pleasure her shapely limbs gave me. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

It gave him an impression of being several miles away at first; but then it slowly swelled, and came nearer and nearer at the same time that it increased in volume. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

He was short and strong and my body-blows didn’t seem to make any impression on him; but if I could blacken all his face, the masters and especially the Doctor would understand what had happened. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Wilkie Collins Without, any false modesty, I may mention that I had lovers as well as admirers; but not one of them produced an impression on my heart. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Guy de Maupassant He created the impression that his mind was full of ready-made views instilled into him by his father and mother, who had themselves got them from their ancestors. A Wife’s Confession (Confessions d'une femme) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Baldwin Spencer When once, for example, the term “Mia,” used amongst the Arunta tribe, has been translated by the English term “mother,” an entirely wrong impression is apt to to conveyed. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Theodore Dreiser Far subtler, even at her years, than Aileen, Stephanie gathered a very good impression of the former, of her mental girth, and how to take her. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James At this point I was ordered to sit down, but I think I made an impression in your favor. The American by Henry James [1877]

He was not a patch on Drivel Jones, and I could see made no impression on the jury at all. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

The days that followed were not so uncomfortable as my first grey impression of the place had led me to expect. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Sinclair Lewis And it makes such an impression on the whole bunch of the unsaved to see a lot of seekers at the mourners’ bench. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins My impression is that the shock inflicted on me completely suspended my thinking and feeling power. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle What are the points by which you judge them? You want strength, novelty, compactness, intensity of interest, a single vivid impression left upon the mind. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Marcel Prous Pour l’officier lui-même, cette déposition produisit à la première audience une impression des plus favorables. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

Jules Verne And now, how can I retrace the impression left upon me by that walk under the waters? Words are impotent to relate such wonders! Captain Nemo walked in front, his companion followed some steps behind. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Elizabeth Gaskell Don’t give so bad an impression of yourself to the kind squire. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Could he have seen, Carrados would have received the impression of a plainly, almost dowdily, dressed young woman of buxom figure. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Gaston Leroux That was the first enthralling impression, an impression so strong it astonished him, the perfect serenity, the supreme calm, the tranquil harmony of her noble features. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

John Keats Metaphor of a sea-shell giving an impression of exquisite colour and delicate form. Poems published in 1820 by John Keats

Thomas Carlyle Speak as I might, Goethe, to the great majority of you, would remain problematic, vague; no impression but a false one could be realized. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

H. G. Wells Bombaccio was touched by this appeal for æsthetic sympathy and confirmed her impression richly and generously. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Helen Zimmern It is quite true that Miss Edgeworth’s books bear reading twice; once for the general impression, the second time to see how cunningly this impression is produced. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

After circumstances only strengthened the impression already made. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

I hunted him up after tea, and we went for a walk on the Downs. My impression of the day before was confirmed. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Gertrude Stein I suppose, said she laughing, you were under the impression that I was imperfectly educated. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Wilkie Collins The impression evidently left on him by Eunice’s terrible outbreak, was far more serious than I had anticipated. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Alfred Ainger Let me not leave one unfavourable impression on your mind respecting my brother. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Henry James It’s full of ideas, full of refinements; it gives one such an impression of artistic experience. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

An impression came over him that this young man was not long for earth. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

The impression on his senses began to defy the power of reason to resist them. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

George Meredith He saw that she could take an impression deeply enough to express it sincerely, and he counted on it, sympathetically endowing her with his courage to support the originality she was famed for. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Henry James We had at times some dispute as to whether The Major Key was making an impression, but our contention could only be futile so long as we were not agreed as to what an impression consisted of. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle Both were high, and yet my impression was that the condition was rather that of mental and nervous excitement than of any actual seizure. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

I did my best to follow his business tracks, and pretty tangled they are, but my impression is that he is more of a buccaneer than a swindler. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

One very strong impression was connected with the only master in the school whom I did not like. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Wilkie Collins The impression she made on me was something more, however, than a mere momentary feeling of admiration. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

H. G. Wells Our dominant impression of things Russian is an impression of a vast irreparable breakdown. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Henry James She did not resent the imputation of weakness; it made no impression on her, for she had not the sense of weakness, and she was not hurt at not being appreciated. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The only place where you really created an impression was in Boston and there the ground was already prepared for you. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

G. K. Chesterton He is a victim of the disease called Vinculomania—the impression that one has been bound or tied up. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

My five-and-twenty readers may imagine what impression such an encounter as has been related above would make on the mind of this pitiable being. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Jules Verne Cette impression tenait-elle à la disposition d’esprit de voyageurs très émus et supranerveux? Il est difficile de se prononcer. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

Henry James The impression of her fingers remained in little rosy streaks on her pink skin. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

E. F. Benson At first it gave him an impression of someone wholly unlike her, but when sipped, every sentence seemed wonderfully characteristic. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Richard Burton When the prescription is written out, you affix an impression of your ring seal to the beginning and to the end of it, that no one may be able to add to or take from its contents. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Isabella Bird Few English people will forget the impression made upon them by the first sight of a slave — a being created in the image of God, yet the boná fide property of his fellow-man. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

I own these terrors have made a very deep impression on my mind, because I believe he tells me things truly as they are, and no body can be better informed of them. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

M. P. Shiel And there was a thing there, the grinning impression of which I shall carry to my grave: a thing which spelled and spelled at me, and ceased, and began again, and ceased, and spelled at me. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Anthony Trollope As he roamed about his park alone he felt that he could write such a letter as would make an impression even upon a lover. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth Her present business at Annaly was to try what impression she could make on Lady and Miss Annaly, who were both patronesses of the school. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Wilkie Collins Discreet and dignified; handsome and well-bred — such was my impression of Mrs. Fosdyke, while she harangued me on the subject of her children, and communicated her views on education. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Wilkie Collins Daylight confirmed the impression which I had felt the night before, of there being too many trees at Blackwater. The house is stifled by them. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Sinclair Lewis He was bothered by an impression of having recently been in the room. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Henry James This was a familiar note in the general impression of high decorum which had begun at the threshold — a sense of majesty in the place. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Arthur Conan Doyle Surely it is only a very fine work, of art which could leave so definite an impression as that. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Henry James But they had evidently done a good deal and had a good time: an impression sufficient to rescue Mr. Dosson personally from the consciousness of failure. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

H. G. Wells Sometimes when he had a feeling of inadequacy, he would stay away for days at a time, so as not to spoil the impression he perceived he was creating. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

It may be presumptuous to say it, but I have the impression that there is something wrong in your notions of the best means of attaining happiness, as there is in —’ Second hesitation. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

To this very day I am not rid of the absurd impression that, at that particular moment, the dinghy was travelling with us as fast as a cannon-ball. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

E. T. A. Hoffmann In the night he was suddenly startled up out of his sleep, and was under the impression that he had been awakened by a distant and pitiable moan. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Again I had the impression of people near, who for some unknown reason did not molest me. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Henry James That panelled corridor is admirable; it looks as if it stretched away, in its brown dimness (the lamps didn’t seem to me to make much impression on it), for half a mile. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Walter Besant And what next can I do to please your ladyship?’ I told him that I wanted an impression in wax of the master-key, which for the moment was all I would ask of him. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

H. G. Wells Rex was consuming trout and Christabel peaches, and Solomonson, all his overnight Orientalism abandoned, was in outspoken tweeds and quite under the impression that he was interested in golf. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

The impression for some reason was disagreeable. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

M. P. Shiel Copper hangings, panelled with mirrors in iasperated crystal, corresponded with a dome of flame and copper; yet this latter, I now remember, produced upon my glance an impression of actual grime. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

G. K. Chesterton And the English people certainly have somehow got an impression and a tradition that the Irishman is genial, unreasonable, and sentimental. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

The killer had, of course, flung them there to convey the impression to everyone that the grave-digger had actually taken flight. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

George Meredith He stated his case by no means as a pleader, although the impression made on him by the prima donna’s success caused his urgency to be civil. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Edith Wharton She had meant to drive down to the quay and regain the yacht; but she now had the immediate impression that something more was to happen first. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Gertrude Stein A darker day is not darker and the reason of that is that the impression being made it is continued until there is that change and the change is not coming, it has not that complexion. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Henry Adams The impression was not simple, but the boy liked it: distinctly it remained on his mind as an attraction, almost obscuring Quincy itself. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

H. G. Wells I have tried to give an impression of the simple and confident faith with which my mother sailed out into life. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

But this particular girl gave him the impression of being more dangerous than most. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Henry James She considered him helplessly, with something in her eyes that had never been there before — something that, apparently, after a moment, made an impression on him. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

At first Burton made some attempt to create the impression that there was actually a Haji Abdu, and that the verses were merely a translation. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

There were the books from the school library, which, though better than nothing to read, made little impression upon them, for they were all of the goody-goody, Sunday-school prize type. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Sigmund Freud Is it possible that my thirst for greatness has originated from this source? But here I recollect an impression from the later years of my childhood, which might serve even better as an explanation. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

We chatted for a few minutes and I came away with the impression that she was quite an educated woman, and moreover, one of great refinement. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

While Jim and I were talking, she would come and go with rapid glances at us, leaving on her passage an impression of grace and charm and a distinct suggestion of watchfulness. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

M. R. James I must not by the way give the impression that the whole of the Plantation was haunted ground. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

I remember thinking that I had rarely had so profound an impression of peace. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Henry James The impression could scarcely have been other if she had been playing wild snatches to him at the piano: the bright up-darting flame of her talk rose and fell like an improvisation on the keys. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Samuel Johnson The Second Sight is an impression made either by the mind upon the eye, or by the eye upon the mind, by which things distant or future are perceived, and seen as if they were present. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Wilkie Collins Let me lose the impression again as soon as possible. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Wilkie Collins Don’t suppose that I have taken a capricious dislike to Mrs. Rook — or that you are in any way to blame for the unfavorable impression which she has produced on me. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

He resumed his seat without having made many friends, but he left behind him the impression of being a strong and capable man. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

George Meredith The nostrils now were faintly alive under some sensitive impression of her musings. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

So far he had made a good defense, and, seeing the impression produced, he strolled to the door. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

This outburst, though followed by tears and penitence, confirmed the impression of the Tuscan police that the whole company were dangerous, and made the Government press for their departure. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

George Gissing All their fingers bore the impression of the eternal needle, and not a few, on sitting down, had, by force of habit, taken a thimble from their pockets and slipped it on before beginning to spell. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

F. Scott Fitzgerald So Samuel Pepys had made an impression on her after all. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Algernon Blackwood Another impression then stole over me. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Henry James Charlotte looked at her hard, as if to compare her face with her note of resentment; and Maggie, feeling this, met it with the signs of an impression that might pass for the impression of defeat. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Walter Scott She sounded Joceline; but he was, she knew not why, so deeply interested about this unlucky lad, and held his importance so high, that she could make no impression on him. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Bambooing’s the only thing that makes any impression on the Burman. Have you seen them after they’ve been flogged? I have. Burmese Days by George Orwell

The curious thing about him was his face, which was decorated with features so tiny as to give the impression of a monstrous child. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson A country rapidly passed through under favourable auspices may leave upon us a unity of impression that would only be disturbed and dissipated if we stayed longer. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

John Galsworthy Together with the figure, it gave an impression of really remarkable languor. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

It sometimes seems to us that some impression of those now dead must be left upon their familiar earthly surroundings. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Samuel Johnson Even in this poem he has not been able to forbear one touch upon the cruelty of his mother, which, though remarkably delicate and tender, is a proof how deep an impression it had upon his mind. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Henry James They gave me an impression of subtlety and at first I failed to follow. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

George Meredith Her first and her final impression likened him to a house locked up and empty: a London house conventionally furnished and decorated by the upholsterer, and empty of inhabitants. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Robert Louis Stevenson For all I know, they may serve to complete the impression in the mind of the reader, as they were certainly a part of it for me. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nathaniel Hawthorne Such, at least, was the impression which she made, upon brief contact, but not such the ultimate conclusion of those who really sought to know her. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

I leave you, therefore, to form an impression of the magnitude of the creature which, as it walked along the ancient shore, made these impressions. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

He had been under the impression that she was running short of oil and petrol, but apparently this was not the case. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Henry James To say that Madame Merle improved on acquaintance states meagrely the impression she made on her friend, who had found her from the first so ample and so easy. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Jules Verne Je voulus fixer dans mon esprit une impression suprême. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

The suddenness with which this House of the Dead came upon me heightened almost into pain, if not into awe, the dismal impression which the aspect of the deserted home in its neighbourhood had made. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

A. E. W. Mason She gave me an impression suddenly of someone quite forlorn. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Wilkie Collins All that had been said, all that had happened during the night of the storm, had produced a powerful, though vague impression on me. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Theodore Dreiser He was mild, placid, assured, giving the impression that he wished to be of service only — to do something which would make the lady more pleased. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser