Thesaurus / affecting

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

The last line was sung in a very solemn and affecting monotone.
TWO KNAPSACKSJOHN CAMPBELL
After a quick look and smile Margaret sewed busily, affecting not to see the other.
It was in vain that she turned her back upon him, and gave him curt ungracious answers, often affecting not to hear him at all.
FLORA LYNDSAYSUSANNA MOODIE
What peculiar conditions are there affecting women which will oblige them to accept work on lower terms than men?
PROBLEMS OF POVERTYJOHN A. HOBSON
It is to me, now, all that my fancy hoped to find it—its temples and columns just enough in ruin to be affecting and beautiful.
PENCILLINGS BY THE WAYN. PARKER WILLIS
I was not prepared for a scene so affecting; it moved me to the quick.
A STRANGE STORY, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
My sister's letter to me is a most affecting one—so needlessly, so ludicrously taunting!
I don't remember anything more tender and affecting on the conclusion of a Council.
No mother and daughter can live together as Ada and I have without what affects one of us affecting the other.
THE WHOLE FAMILYWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS, MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN, MARY HEATON
Cogan could hear them all about him saying how noble and affecting.
WIDE COURSESJAMES BRENDAN CONNOLLY

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