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impact
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
her impact on foreign policy
Definition
influence or effect
  • Some of Louie's friends spoke to him about his drinking, but their words had no impact.
    p. 364.8
impact = influence or effect
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2  —3 uses as in:
at the moment of impact
Definition
collision (when two objects collide or crash)
  • Men were drilled in preparing their planes for impact and equipping themselves for postcrash survival.
    p. 62.1
impact = collision
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Finally, a shell blew out the wall of the top turret, disintegrating on impact and shooting metal into Pillsbury's leg from foot to knee.
    p. 98.1
  • impact = the hit
  • The impact had rammed him into the waist gun mount and wedged him under it, facedown, with the raft below him.
    p. 119.7
impact = hit
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