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be under the impression that

To be living, operating, or functioning with the belief in that something is true. Jeremy's always been under the impression that he's a great writer, even though he's never written more than a few crummy poems. Oh, I was under the impression that we were meeting at two—did that change?
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be under the imˈpression that...

believe, usually wrongly, that...: I was under the impression you were coming tomorrow, not today.
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I am under the impression that my lawyer settled that matter with you on certain terms .
With such fortune, I am under the impression that I have a choice in the matter.
I am under the impression that councillors think we are a pain bothering them.
I am under the impression that it has brought about a meaningful bridging of the gap between our positions," Szymanski told reporters.
I am under the impression that the people who have done awful things with firearms were mentally deranged.
He added: "I am under the impression that there is no yearly cost - this [euro]6.
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I am under the impression that the agency will be able to complete the work perfectly well if there is a dry spell of three to four days.
I am under the impression that many colleagues here see this the same way," he said, adding that he also supported an international inquiry into the fighting between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz last month, which cost 2,000 lives and displaced hundreds of thousands.
I am under the impression that the employer gets the remaining money back when the LMRA 'terminates' an employee from its system.
I am under the impression that this is the case generally across the country wherever parking permits have been deemed necessary.
After checking various websites, I am under the impression that this notice had to be served on the registered keeper of the vehicle within 14 days from the date of the offence - not including the actual date that it occured.
I am under the impression that you [Legrand] have never spoken to brothers in other continents .
I am under the impression that the Bible is basically hearsay written down finally at least 70 years after the events took place.
I am under the impression that the property is owned by the state and that the police officers cannot force them off the land.