impress (someone) with (something)

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impress (someone) with (something)

To please and affect someone by exhibiting a particular skill or manner. You really impressed the committee with your bold plan for the initiative.
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impress someone with someone or something

to awe someone with someone or something. Are you trying to impress me with your wisdom? She impressed him with her friend, who was very tall.
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References in classic literature ?
It impressed one with its sullen determination to blow, and blow harder, and keep on blowing.
Yet he whom it describes scarcely impressed one with the idea of a gentle, a yielding, an impressible, or even of a placid nature.
Hirst no longer impressed one with the majesty of his intellect, but with the pathos of his young yet ugly body, for he stooped, and he was so thin that there were dark lines between the different bones of his neck and shoulders.
The dancers from Davao City impressed one with their bravura production numbers.