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OTHER WORDS FROM impactnon·im·pact, noun, adjectivepost·im·pact, adjective
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We look for mission-driven founders who believe their companies can make a real and positive impact on the lives of people and patients the world over.Does early-stage health tech need more ‘patient’ capital?|Steve O'Hear|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
It’s important to recognize the truth of our impacts, to take stock of the enormous destruction we have reaped on this planet’s biodiversity and climate.Dawn of the Heliocene - Issue 90: Something Green|Summer Praetorius|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
Committed investors, engaged philanthropy, and smart state and local policy can create access to capital for marginalized communities that fosters genuine impact and fights poverty.Opportunity Zones haven’t fully reached their potential, but don’t write them off yet|jakemeth|September 16, 2020|Fortune
So it starts as a grant, but then it’s mixed with a convertible note that converts based on how much impact they’re creating, measured on metrics that we advise.Bernard Tyson’s profound impact continues even after his death—through a new social investment fund|cleaf2013|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Faulconer and Housing Commission officials see the proposed purchases as a chance to make a major impact on the city’s homelessness crisis.Morning Report: The Dreaded Purple Tier|Voice of San Diego|September 16, 2020|Voice of San Diego
In this nervous city in an embattled country, even small explosions can have a big impact.Is Putin Turning to Terrorism in Ukraine?|Anna Nemtsova|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The EPA felt that the State Department had not looked carefully enough at the impact of the pipeline if oil prices fell.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Jan. 4|PunditFact.com|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Residents of the neighborhoods where cops are needed the most are mixed on the impact of the apparent slowdown.Ground Zero of the NYPD Slowdown|Batya Ungar-Sargon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Strong currents and winds, however, mean any debris could be drifting up to 31 miles a day eastward, away from the impact zone.Wreckage, Bodies of AirAsia Crash Found|Lennox Samuels|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It made a big impact on him and he realized, “Wow, there really is a Santa, at least in the hearts of some people.”Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus|Ben Jacobs|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The impact dragged down on the speed of the roadster so that the rear right fender was only crumpled by the brick work.
But "son" had rebounded from the impact like a rubber ball, or the best trained gymnast of his school, as he was.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
I saw Johnny Burke's body jerk a bit under the impact of the slugs, but he was too big to be stopped by them.
I felt the impact of that culture in her interested eyes and in the sleek, smart bearing of her utterly relaxed body.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell
The impact stresses depend so much on local conditions that it is difficult to fix what allowance should be made.