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  • noun Plural form of poignancy.

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Examples

  • It's Terrence Malick's cinematic world, a landscape where tragedy and subtle poignancies are woven into a meditative vision that first manifested in Badlands, the director's 1973 directorial debut.

    Michael Ames: Murder Most Mundane in Malick's Badlands

  • Why make fancy fictions of life's ordinary pleasures and poignancies?

    Coupling

  • They made an odd-looking couple -- dawn and the declining day, Spring and ripe Autumn, illusion and an elderly half-pay officer in a stock and a brown scratch wig upon a head that would harbour no more the dreams, the poignancies of youth.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • That the best jokes and the most exquisite poignancies are blessed accidents?

    Christopher Morley writes about Don Marquis

  • There are in the wide world people who have never learned its meaning; but most are either young or beautifully unobservant who remain wholly unaware of the inner poignancies the words convey: ` ` a rain of misfortunes. ''

    Alice Adams

  • There are in the wide world people who have never learned its meaning; but most are either young or beautifully unobservant who remain wholly unaware of the inner poignancies the words convey: "a rain of misfortunes."

    Alice Adams

  • But for the most part, her own wore the expression Lavendie had translated to his canvas -- the look of one ever waiting for the extreme moments of life, for those few and fleeting poignancies which existence holds for the human heart.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • But for the most part, her own wore the expression Lavendie had translated to his canvas -- the look of one ever waiting for the extreme moments of life, for those few and fleeting poignancies which existence holds for the human heart.

    Saint's Progress

  • They will cut themselves with sweet and bitter poignancies of laughter and tears, when the sun shines upon wet forests in the green earth.

    Among Famous Books

  • While the poignancies were still asserting themselves acutely, sleep stole upon him, and when he awoke it was evening and a cheerful clamor in the dining-room beneath told him that it was dinner-time.

    The Price

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