To better see all uses of the word
Childhood's End
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
Used In
Childhood's End
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

unspecified meaning
  • The screen became suddenly blank as the missile destroyed itself on impact, and the picture switched immediately to an airborne camera many miles away.
  • He froze instantly, mind and body paralysed by the impact of the unexpected.

  • Show more
  • His other grievance was less easily remedied, for it concerned the impact of the Overlords upon his own ambitions.
  • There was only one event that could have made such an impact upon humanity.

  • There are no more uses of "impact" in the book.

To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
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
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading