Thesaurus / poignancy
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At present, that poignancy keeps thwacking me in the heart, the same heart I thought this skinny me would protect.

This poignancy of grief may be accounted for in part by the previous long-continued strain of overwork.

The HillHorace Annesley Vachell

And her first view of Scotland only increased the poignancy of these touching regrets.

It seems to point to a possible satisfaction; and yet it owes its poignancy to the fact that the heart is still unsatisfied.

The Silent IsleArthur Christopher Benson

It added not a little to the poignancy of this retort that the telegram was sent "collect."

From Pillar to PostJohn Kendrick Bangs

And so began for Sylvia the visit which always afterward stood out in her memory unique in the poignancy of its novel impressions.

The Opened ShuttersClara Louise Burnham

Andrea's fatalistic view of life aids him in escaping the poignancy of remorse.

This assurance allayed the poignancy of John De Witt's anxiety.

Not with the yearning he had felt toward the old brick house, but with the poignancy of a long past happiness.

The Breaking PointMary Roberts Rinehart

There is a poignancy in preparing for the night shift, the feeling is really one of tragedy.

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