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poignant
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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Definition profoundly touching the emotions —  especially sadness or pity
  • All the sensitive feelings it wounded so cruelly, all the shame and misery it kept alive within my breast, became more poignant as I thought of this; and I determined that the life was unendurable.
    Chapters 10-12 (86% in)
  • 'You will picture to yourself, my dear Mr. Copperfield, what the poignancy of my feelings must be, when I inform you that Mr. Micawber is entirely changed.
    Chapters 40-42 (98% in)

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