Thus in sleep, in a fever, in madness, or in any very violent emotions of soul, our ideas may approach to our impressions; as, on the other hand, it sometimes happens, that our impressions are so faint and low that we cannot distinguish them from our ideas.
"Those perceptions, which enter with most force and violence, we may name IMPRESSIONS; and under this name I comprehend all our sensations, passions and emotions, as they make their first appearance in the soul.
And again it became evident how very strong was the impression
the young man had made in the household by his one visit there.
For the moment I could say nothing to her; the dreadful impression
that I have tried to describe to you came back to me with the coming back of my life.
Daylight confirmed the impression
which I had felt the night before, of there being too many trees at Blackwater.
"There are some people who leave impressions
not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water."
One evening--with nothing to lead up or to prepare it-- I felt the cold touch of the impression
that had breathed on me the night of my arrival and which, much lighter then, as I have mentioned, I should probably have made little of in memory had my subsequent sojourn been less agitated.
It was true that her profile was beautiful; it was extraordinary how English girls of that class had so often a perfection of outline which took your breath away, but it was as cold as marble; and the faint green of her delicate skin gave an impression
Prince Andrew felt that either the actions of Kutuzov's army interested the Minister of War less than any of the other matters he was concerned with, or he wanted to give the Russian special messenger that impression
. "But that is a matter of perfect indifference to me," he thought.
Beauly's evidence was considered to have aided the impression
which the mother's evidence had produced in the prisoner's favor.
At first impressions
of the snow-storm, the sledge-shafts, and the horse with the shaft-bow shaking before his eyes, kept passing through his mind, then he remembered Nikita lying under him, then recollections of the festival, his wife, the police-officer, and the box of candles, began to mingle with these; then again Nikita, this time lying under that box, then the peasants, customers and traders, and the white walls of his house with its iron roof with Nikita lying underneath, presented themselves to his imagination.
When I strive to remember, I have a riot of unrelated impressions
and a loss of time-value.