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poignant
used in Frankenstein

3 uses
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Definition
profoundly touching the emotions —  especially sadness or pity
  • How can I see so noble a creature destroyed by misery without feeling the most poignant grief?
    Introductory Letters (76% in)
  • They often, I believe, suffered the pangs of hunger very poignantly, especially the two younger cottagers, for several times they placed food before the old man when they reserved none for themselves.
    Chapter 12 (21% in)
  • Nay, you may have met with another whom you may love; and considering yourself as bound in honour to Elizabeth, this struggle may occasion the poignant misery which you appear to feel.
    Chapter 18 (18% in)

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