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Add a few star stickers to the picture to help give the impression of a dazzling night's sky.
1 : to give the impression of being : appear <They certainly seemed pleased.
He came across as difficult, stroppy and arrogant in his police interviews, and seemed to be trying to give the impression he was much smarter than the officers asking the questions.
I never get stroppy but give the impression that 'no' would not be a good response.
We have to give a much more accurate impression of the vast majority of young people who do the right thing in society, and want to make the most of themselves, and not to give the impression that most young people are about to commit acts of anti-social behaviour.
If ministers give the impression that an act of worship is to be treated lightly, then what kind of example is that for their congregations?
A handwritten letter is more likely to give the impression that you are specifically targeting that organisation - but if your handwriting is tough to read your letter will soon find its way to the bin.
While three distracted her by trying to give the impression they were from the police trying to catch a burglar, a fourth stole an envelope containing pounds 2,000.
The MPAA, on behalf of the major movie studios, said Thursday that the scam sites give the impression that their product is legal, but that they are actually connecting users to illegal peer-to-peer sites.
Lighting is another important factor, whether you go for the contemporary or period look - if used well it can give the impression of shadow and space that doesn't really exist.
Worse, they can give the impression that everything they're doing is right.
The lovely cover and title of this collection give the impression that Asian-themed music will be contained within but, in fact, these seven pieces include a variety of styles.