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poignant
used in Catch-22

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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
  • The threat of Bologna to others had instilled in Doc Daneeka an even more poignant solicitude for his own safety.
    Chapter 14 — Kid Sampson (48% in)
  • Instead, he found himself with Yossarian, Dunbar and Hungry Joe in a whore house in Rome, poignantly in love with an indifferent girl there with whom he finally did lie down the morning after the night he slept alone in the sitting room, only to be interrupted almost immediately by her incorrigible kid sister, who came bursting in without warning and hurled herself onto the bed jealously so that Nately could embrace her, too.
    Chapter 23 — Natley's Old Man (90% in)

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