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 ?
The spectral, half-compounded, aqueous light which pervaded the open mead, impressed them with a feeling of isolation, as if they were Adam and Eve.