My first impression
was a very strong one," repeated the prince.
It will be a first impression
, and first impressions
are always unbiased, unprejudiced, fresh, vivid.
Villefort's first impression
was favorable; but he had been so often warned to mistrust first impulses, that he applied the maxim to the impression, forgetting the difference between the two words.
My first impression
as I opened the door was that a fire had broken out, for the room was so filled with smoke that the light of the lamp upon the table was blurred by it.
His height was probably five feet ten inches, or ten and a half; but my first impression
, or feel of the man, was not of this, but of his strength.
Laura has preserved, far more perfectly than most people do in later life, the child's subtle faculty of knowing a friend by instinct, and if I am right in assuming that her first impression
of Count Fosco has not been favourable, I for one am in some danger of doubting and distrusting that illustrious foreigner before I have so much as set eyes on him.
I chanced to push aside a branch, and by so doing suddenly disclosed to my view a scene which even now I can recall with all the vividness of the first impression
Without doubt, the report of those who had accompanied the French gentleman established the discretion with which he had behaved, for the first impression
the stranger received of the welcome made him by the general was more favorable than he could have expected at such a moment, and on the part of so suspicious a man.
This and a bellowing, roaring, rumbling voice made up my first impression
of the notorious Professor Challenger.
Yet he would not let me go; and presently he confirmed my suspicion, no less than my first impression
of his delightful frankness and cordiality, by candidly telling me what was on his mind.
d'Artagnan, that with such an eye as yours, you did not, at the first glance, at the first impression
, discover what sort of man I am?
She remembered her first impression
of his hands and glanced quickly at the hands of the man beside her.
Will you let me know what intelligence you have of this poor child: allowing me to promise that I exhausted every means in my power of discovering him, and that since I have been absent from this country, my first impression
that he had imposed upon me, and had been persuaded by his former associates to rob me, has been considerably shaken.
Mr Brass's first impression
was, that his host was gone and had left him there alone--perhaps locked him in for the night.
Cavendish gave me some tea, and her few quiet remarks heightened my first impression
of her as a thoroughly fascinating woman.