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  • adv. In a touching manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a manner to touch or move the passions; feelingly; affectingly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a poignant or touching manner


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  • With a fine youthful enthusiasm, beautiful to look upon, they bestowed on me that bit of honour, loyally all they had; and it has now, for reasons one and another, become touchingly memorable to me, —touchingly, and even grandly and tragically, —never to be forgotten for the remainder of my life.

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  • And, touchingly, a toddler believes he really is a superhero to the point where he won't live in the real world.

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  • Yet concealment seems to come naturally to the Harper administration -- as well as its on-going campaign of character assassination, aided and abetted by its journalistic buddies, so touchingly eager to be of use.

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  • Out of all of this there will be some who might touchingly expect that an authoritative, "objective" account could at some point be written about the York University events of February 11.

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  • Though Ms. Peters is in fragile voice, her acting is touchingly intense, and her colleagues, Mr. Burstein in particular, give powerhouse performances that couldn't be bettered.

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  • Rather touchingly, inspiration does return in his final years, but Mr. Houellebecq can only describe at a distance the saving graces of what he calls "artistic emotion"—his own cold, clinical writing is never able to activate it.

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  • The art in this thing is gorgeous and touchingly captures the grey dreariness surrounding a man who usually makes a living uncovering evidence of cheating lovers.

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  • She tries sex workshops and tantra festivals, encounters with "body workers" and "erotic masseurs" – and is never less than stringently, photographically and sometimes touchingly honest about the detail of what she does and precisely how it makes her feel, both sexually and emotionally.

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  • An enchanting story brimming with touchingly sincere emotions and compelling scenarios. . .

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  • Beautifully written, touchingly told, The Memory Palace lingers, radiating with pain and fear, love and freedom.

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