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Definitionprofoundly touching the emotions — especially sadness or pity
- He struggled long to keep up an equality with Catherine in her studies, and yielded with poignant though silent regret: but he yielded completely; and there was no prevailing on him to take a step in the way of moving upward, when he found he must, necessarily, sink beneath his former level.Chapter 8 (50% in)
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