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poignant
used in The Mill on the Floss

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profoundly touching the emotions —  especially sadness or pity
  • We have all of us sobbed so piteously, standing with tiny bare legs above our little socks, when we lost sight of our mother or nurse in some strange place; but we can no longer recall the poignancy of that moment and weep over it, as we do over the remembered sufferings of five or ten years ago.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (58% in)

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