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impact
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • It is the social impact of a product that must be considered.
  • Two things struck him together: his return to his normal reality, and the shattering impact of guilt.

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  • She did not hear him approach; but she felt the impact of his hands with shocking intensity, as if it were the only awareness she could now experience.
  • Then the headlight she had felt rushing upon her, hit its goal-and she screamed in the bright explosion of the impact-she screamed in physical terror, backing away from him.
  • He was going at the rate of sixty miles an hour down the ruts of an unpaved soil, toward the eastern gate of the mills-and the gate was in sight when the impact of tires on a gully threw the car off the road, to the edge of a ravine where an ancient slag heap lay at the bottom.

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as in: her impact on foreign policy Define
influence or effect
as in: at the moment of impact Define
collision (when two objects collide or crash)
as in: an impact sore Define
pressed firmly
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