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Definition of "impressiveness" [impressiveness]

  • The quality of being impressive. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "impressiveness" in a sentence
  • "I think it is the same element of impressiveness which is suggested in the figure of the advancing wave."
  • "Even in such a dim light as now displayed it to us, and by increasing the depth and unseen dangers of the gorge gave a kind of impressiveness to our movements, a nervous woman need not have feared to tread it, I wondered how often Mademoiselle had passed along it with her milk-pitcher."
  • "I know not how many hundred years old it is, but everything of Gothic origin has a faculty of conveying the idea of age; whereas classic forms seem to have nothing to do with time, and so lose the kind of impressiveness that arises from suggestions of decay and the past."