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impact
used in In Cold Blood

4 uses
  • It was an old half-dead mongrel, brittle-boned and mangy, and the impact, as it met the car, was little more than what a bird might make.
    2 — Persons Unknown (45% in)
  • Her mouth had been taped with adhesive, but she'd been shot point-blank in the side of the head, and the blast-the impact-had ripped the tape loose.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (85% in)
  • She fought it, delayed its full impact until the party was done and the guests had gone, until she'd fed the children and bathed them and heard their prayers.
    3 — Answer (27% in)
  • Altogether, there were seventeen prints, and as they were passed from hand to hand, the jurors' expressions reflected the impact the pictures made: one man's cheeks reddened, as if he had been slapped, and a few, after the first distressing glance, obviously had no heart for the task; it was as though the photographs had pried open their mind's eye, and forced them to at last really see the true and pitiful thing that had happened to a neighbor and his wife and children.
    4 — The Corner (33% in)

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