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poignant
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  • The tavern, the degraded appearance of the man, the five nights in the hay barge, and the pot of spirits, and yet this poignant love for his wife and children bewildered his listener.
  • It revealed an emotion agonisingly poignant, and at the same time something immovable, almost insane.
  • There was a look of poignant discomfort in her face, as though Avdotya Romanovna’s courtesy and attention were oppressive and painful to her.
  • A poignant and rebellious doubt surged in his heart.
  • There was a look of poignant agony, of despair, in her face.
  • There was nothing poignant, nothing acute about it; but there was a feeling of permanence, of eternity about it; it brought a foretaste of hopeless years of this cold leaden misery, a foretaste of an eternity "on a square yard of space."

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  • It is a poignant story about a girl who is paralyzed in a car accident.
  • MLK’s poignant letter written from a Birmingham jail

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