impress by (something)

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impress by (something)

To please and affect someone by exhibiting a particular skill or manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "impress" and "by." I'm very impressed by your ability to stay calm under pressure, which is certainly what we need in a receptionist. You really impressed the committee by your bold thinking.
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impress someone by something

to make someone notice one's good qualities. You impress me by your willingness to serve. We were all impressed by your candor.
See also: by, impress
References in classic literature ?
The weary, and at the same time passionate, glance of those eyes, encircled by dark rings, impressed one by its perfect sincerity.