be struck by


: to be very impressed by or pleased with (something or someone)
Visitors are always struck by the beauty of the landscape.

Examples of be struck by in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Older fans, who may not be as familiar with her newer music, may be struck by the sense of fluidity Keys imbued in her shows. Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune, 19 July 2023 If one surveys the history of the Voting Rights Act, one can only be struck by the sea change that has occurred in the application and enforcement of the Act since it was passed in 1965. Joan Biskupic, CNN, 24 Oct. 2021 Many viewers appeared to be struck by the lyrics that are heartbreaking yet full of warmth, and posted positive reactions in the comment section. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 18 Apr. 2022 Communication is the bedrock on which a successful deal can be struck by two parties, especially in sales. Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka, Forbes, 5 May 2023 The sculpture is in poignant dialogue with a video one floor down — looping Super 8 footage of the artist, age 12, acting in a home movie, pretending to be struck by a bullet. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 5 May 2023 Look closer—in the pits, behind the wheel, in the team trailers—and you’ll be struck by something else. Abigail Bassett, ELLE, 4 May 2023 In Georgia, the inspectors said disorderly conditions could cause workers to slip, trip or be struck by objects. Ramishah Maruf, CNN, 15 Aug. 2022 Right before sunset, if there is enough water, Horsetail Fall will be struck by the fading sunlight in such a way that a streak of fiery orange appears, resembling a lava flow on the 3,200-foot monolith. Kathleen Rellihan, Outside Online, 14 May 2022 See More

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“Be struck by.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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