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Definitions of impressionable

  1.   Capable of receiving effects from without.
  2.   Able to receive an impression.
  3.   easily impressed or influenced; " an impressionable youngster"; " an impressionable age"
  4.   Susceptible of impressions.
  5.   Susceptible of impression.

Quotes of impressionable

  1. The writers who have the deepest influence on one are those one reads in ones more impressionable early life, and often it is the more youthful works of those writers that leave the deepest imprint. – J. M. Coetzee
  2. All my pupils are the creme de la creme. Give me a girl of an impressionable age, and she is mine for life. – Muriel Spark

Usage examples for impressionable

  1. Was she hurt by what I had said, or was she secretly so much affected by it, in the impressionable state of her mind at that moment, as to be incapable of exerting a young girl's customary self- control? ” – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  2. Women are so impressionable – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  3. His insensibility to music was curious, considering how impressionable he was to verse, and to songs of birds. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. “ For the African, whose mind has been soaked in Fetish during his early most impressionable years, the voice of Fetish is almost irresistible when affliction comes on him. ” – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  5. There, more than anywhere else, an impressionable nature feels the heavy misfortune of diversity of tongues. ” – The Esperantist, Complete by Various
  6. “ For a few days after he made his first appearance there his lovely hostess was all attention and devotion; but, finding that he was anything but an agreeable or impressionable companion, she soon wearied of his society. ” – Not Pretty, But Precious by John Hay, et al.
  7. He was too impressionable he had too much of the temperament of genius. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  8. The thing had fascinated Mary in her impressionable schoolgirl days, but now she tried to huddle the idea quickly out of her head, for it seemed disloyal and even disgusting in connection with her hostess. ” – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  9. As the solemn moment approached, he could not entirely conquer his nervous and impressionable nature. ” – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  10. This influence is the more to be dreaded because the Japanese are so impressionable and so prone to accept anything which they are convinced is superior to their own. ” – The Critic in the Orient by George Hamlin Fitch
  11. His modest bearing, simple habits and wonderful achievements called forth great praise from the impressionable French. ” – Story of the Aeroplane by C. B. Galbreath
  12. It may well be asked here how a lad scarcely over twelve years of age and born of the peasant class, could have suddenly become so eloquent- so capable of appealing to audiences, and the answer is not easy to give unless one thoroughly understands the spirit of that age in which Stephen lived- an age in which there was much high- coloured and stirring language used by the priests, language which appealed so strongly to an impressionable lad like Stephen, that he unconsciously took it for his own and made use of it; being often carried on the tide of his emotion, far beyond his own understanding of the words and thoughts he was uttering. ” – Ten Boys from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  13. But De Guiche was not so impressionable as that. ” – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  14. “ " Lucille is at an impressionable age," Beatrice Haldane said to me. ” – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  15. His impressionable features were as struck with alarm and horror at sight of the tiny red spot as if she had been in danger of immediate death. ” – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  16. That amiable and highly impressionable if dumb, spirit which sits within us all, got busy when Thiers or Guizot was talking. ” – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  17. “ Aristide, impressionable and responsive, fell at once into the key of their talk. ” – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  18. Herself partial to Tom, she had more than once thought it hardly fair to Delamere, or even to Clara, who was young and impressionable to have another young man constantly about the house. ” – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  19. There was pain and love and fire in a heart like poor Dolly's, humble and passionate, faithful and impressionable and sadly tried just now by one of the bitter trials that come to young lives- blows that seem to jar away the music for ever. ” – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  20. Her amiable, impressionable temperament was open to every psychic wind that blew. ” – The Damned by Algernon Blackwood