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    problems with some words

    Hi all,
    What does this mean?

    Invincible smile.

    He strikes her with impunity.

    Sorry I can't get the meaning of this.

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    Re: problems with some words

    Irresistible smile, that is so charming you can hardly put your eyes off it.
    As for the 2nd sentence I think it refers to corporal beating.
    With impunity = without punishment. He goes unpunished for this abuse.

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    Re: problems with some words

    Quote Originally Posted by czildren View Post
    Hi all,
    What does this mean?

    Invincible smile.

    He strikes her with impunity.

    Sorry I can't get the meaning of this.
    Invincible means unbeatable. This is a strange choice of word, in my opinion. People are sometimes said to have a "winning smile".

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    Re: problems with some words

    Hello Czildren,
    An invincible smile refers to a radiant /glowing smile that is impossible to forget because it is so powerful or impressive. A winning smile is impressive and positive but not as powerful as an invincible one.

    to strike (hit) a person with impunity is to do so without fear of being arrested or charged or punished. You can do many things with impunity either privately or openly.

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