His very name carried an impressiveness
hardly to be measured without a precise chronology of scholarship.
He began by putting on his spectacles, then he opened a large black book; his white beard, and his two medals on his breast, recalling acts of charity, all added to his impressiveness
. He began in a stern voice, and before him generals, hard men of the world, bowed down, and ladies fell to the ground fainting.
'Cain' and 'Heaven and Earth,' though wretchedly written, have also a vaguely vast imaginative impressiveness
. Their defiant handling of Old Testament material and therefore of Christian theology was shocking to most respectable Englishmen and led Southey to characterize Byron as the founder of the 'Satanic School' of English poetry.
The parts of hospitality, the connection of families, the impressiveness
of death, and a thousand other things, royalty makes its own estimate of, and a royal mind will.
He does say that the Gospel's precepts are confined "to the particulars in which that morality was to be corrected, or superceded by a wider and higher [one]; expressing itself, moreover, in terms most general, often impossible to be interpreted literally, and possessing rather the impressiveness
of poetry or eloquence than the precision of legislation."(31) Criticizing "so-called" Christian morality for being negative and passive rather than positive and active, Mill can still claim that
Ford is committed, on the one hand, to a hyperbolic mimeticism that would simulate for the reader the mind's own dislocation in lived experience and, on the other, to an impressiveness
that calls attention to the artfulness of the mimetic construction.
But the situation becomes even more confused when Aristotle goes on to discuss the virtues of prose style and lists among the means of achieving impressiveness
"representing things by metaphors and epithets, while taking care to avoid the poetical.
On that theatrical occasion in Westminster Abbey, Henry James had noted, 'a lovely day, the Abbey looked beautiful, but something -- I don't know what -- of real impressiveness
-- was wanting'.
And third, the IAF maintained a numerical superiority and the tactical initiative at all times. Nevertheless, there can be no denying the impressiveness
of the Israeli performance.
It has acquired a new kind of impressiveness
. Not because of what it shows-not because of the meaning of its image.
Uriah Heep's writhing body, clammy skin, and peculiarly lidless eyes suggest a subhuman form that is more terrifying than the revolting nature of his "umbleness." Above all the figures that crowd the lonely world of the orphan rises the bald head of Wilkins Micawber, flourishing the English language and his quizzing glass with equal impressiveness
, confidently prepared in case some opportunity turns up.
Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, funerals, the names of children, partners, when he last saw you, all contribute to the impressiveness
and humanness of the man.