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impact
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Childhood's End
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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