impact

Part of speech: noun

The act of striking; collision.

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Usage examples "impact":

  1. Yet the hull did not seem harmed by the crash, and even the ground under the ship was but slightly disturbed, though, at a distance of some thirty feet, the entire block of soil was crushed, and cracked by the terrific impact of hundreds of thousands of tons striking with terrific energy. - "Invaders from the Infinite", John Wood Campbell.
  2. The impact of the blade against the soil when the straining horses had given the first jerk up the slope was as some keen exquisite mating of his innermost being with the substance of the earth ... - "Secret Bread", F. Tennyson Jesse.
  3. Yuma shrieked with rage and pain as the force of the impact cracked his knuckles and sent the weapon clattering ten feet away. - "The Coming of the Law", Charles Alden Seltzer.