visible effect

See: impression
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Rubbing from left to right had no visible effect whatever.
He's out of his senses for the time, it's my belief,' said Hugh, after shaking him, without any visible effect upon his system, until his keys rattled in his pocket.
She produced a visible effect among the idlers on the beach.
Many an ugly scowl was cast upon the tall European by swarthy, dark-eyed sons of the desert, but neither smiles nor scowls produced any outwardly visible effect upon him.
As they produced no visible effect on the object against whom they were discharged, however, he resorted to more tangible arguments.
As it was, however, it had no visible effect on him whatever.
What he desired was the visible effect of action; so, instead of slinking away, he lay close in the grass and wormed nearer to the house.
Meantime the chief mate, with an almost visible effect of collaboration on the part of his round eyes and frightful whiskers, was trying to evolve a theory of the anchored ship.
They showed the technological advances used in the facial reconstruction process that so far had not been used for archaeology, and the visible effect on the mummy.
Seasick Steve, Newcastle City Hall THERE aren't many whiskey swilling, denim-clad OAPs who have such a visible effect upon the public as witnessed at Newcastle's City Hall - Steve Wold, better known as Seasick Steve, is definitely one of a kind.
Up to now, posts have been lost, savings made and services curtailed without a very visible effect on the public.
Angharad Neagle, communications manager of the Mid and South Wales Safety Camera Partnership, which also uses the signs, said today: 'The evidence we have had, which has been gathered from feedback from members of the communities where they are used and from police, is that they have a visible effect on the speed of traffic.

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