impinge

Part of speech: verb

To come into physical contact with an object.

Part of speech: noun

Impingement.

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Usage examples "impinge":

  1. Group consciousness- gigantic- operating within our sphere- operating also in spheres of vibration, energy, force- above, below one to which humanity reacts- perception, command forces known to us- but in greater degree- cognizant, manipulate unknown energies- senses known to us- unknown- can't realize them fully- impossible cover, only impinge on contact points akin to our senses, forces- even these profoundly modified by additional ones- metallic, crystalline, magnetic, electric- inorganic with every power of organic- consciousness basically same as ours- profoundly changed by differences in mechanism through which it finds expression- difference our bodies- theirs. - "The Metal Monster", A. Merritt.
  2. Columns new and dense Of foot, supported by fleet cavalry, Straightly impinge upon the Brunswick bands That border the plantation of Bossu. - "The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes", Thomas Hardy.
  3. It is administered by means of a system of lacets and whalebones, which everywhere impinge upon nature. - "Modern Society", Julia Ward Howe.