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impact
as in:  at the moment of impact


The meteor impacted the moon.
  collision (when two objects collide or crash)
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  • The meteor impacted the moon.
  • She was killed instantly at the moment of impact.
  • A whistling, the sound of an impact, the intake of breath from a crowd.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Then came silence and calm, as if the impact had paralyzed the sky.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear

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  • The impact knocks the wind out of me and I wheeze, struggling to breathe again.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • He heard a cracking sound as the sky crashed to earth with a violent impact that shook the ground.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • The splitting sound, the thunderous impact, the splintering and bits of branches showering him, all had happened when the huge tree crashed to earth.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • My toes ache from the impact, and I hear a long, low groan.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Then I throw myself at Molly, hoping the force of the impact will surprise her and knock her down, but before I can do any damage, cold hands close around my waist.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • I clench my teeth to keep from crying out, though pain from the impact went all the way down my spine.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent

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  • My knuckles sting from the impact.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • His trident goes whizzing over my head and there’s a sickening sound of impact as it finds its target.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Heat races through my body, driving the weakness out of me, and I smack him so hard my knuckles burn with the impact.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • The impact makes the wound in my right shoulder burn like it got stuck with a hot poker.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • My knees ache, and the impact shudders through my body, making my shoulder throb.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • In the impact extrusion method, the metal is struck at high velocity and forced into a mold.
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