Definitions

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  • n. The condition of being touching

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being touching; tenderness; pathos.

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Examples

  • There was also a hint of touchingness in the movie, and the twist in the plot is quite unexpected as well, although it's far from Sixth Sense's.

    jaimewolf Diary Entry

  • Our guide took it from them, not unkindly, and put it back on the altar; and whether the reader will agree with me or not, I must own that I did not find the incident irreverent or without a certain touchingness, as if those children and He were all of one family and they were at home with Him there.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Her regrets at the necessity of their leaving Temple Barholm were expressed with fluent touchingness at the dinner-table.

    T. Tembarom

  • It seemed to him that all the purity, and the beauty, and the whimsical unselfconsciousness, and the touchingness of youth that is divine, appeared in that little, almost comic action of the girl.

    A Spirit in Prison

  • Everything except one little plant, in a common pot, of maidenhair fern, fresh and green, looking as if it had been watered within the hour; in this room it had just the same unexpected touchingness that peeped out of the girl's matter-of-fact cynicism.

    Tatterdemalion

  • All the touchingness of the past was in their waiting on his words.

    The Head of the House of Coombe

  • Hapless young creatures in her plight must always be touching, but her touchingness was indescribable -- almost unendurable to the ripe aged woman of the world who watched and heard her.

    Robin

  • But all the little odious details of the scene escaped him; he felt only the touchingness of his human comradeship, the yearning of a common life, bruised and wounded but still alive within him.

    The History of David Grieve

  • Our guide took it from them, not unkindly, and put it back on the altar; and whether the reader will agree with me or not, I must own that I did not find the incident irreverent or without a certain touchingness, as if those children and

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Tartarin knelt down, and strove with the end of his Algerian sash to stanch the blood; and all you can imagine in the way of touchingness was offered by the picture of this great man tending this little ass.

    Tartarin of Tarascon

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