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poignant
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
sharp or intense — typically arousing deep emotion such as sadness, but possibly having or creating a sharp smell, taste, or insight
  • Nothing bitter — nothing poignant?
    Chapter 27 (5% in)
  • I looked, and had an acute pleasure in looking, — a precious yet poignant pleasure; pure gold, with a steely point of agony: a pleasure like what the thirst-perishing man might feel who knows the well to which he has crept is poisoned, yet stoops and drinks divine draughts nevertheless.
    Chapter 17 (66% in)
  • One day I had come to my studies in lower spirits than usual; the ebb was occasioned by a poignantly felt disappointment.
    Chapter 34 (51% in)

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