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 Meanings and Examples of POIGNANT
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poignant
 a.  profoundly moving; touching; agreeably intense or stimulating
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1  All that could be distinguished of his face, beneath his cap, which was well pulled down, assumed a vague appearance of comfort, mingled with that other poignant aspect which habitual suffering bestows.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
2  Nothing could be so poignant and so terrible as this face, wherein was displayed all that may be designated as the evil of the good.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—JAVERT SATISFIED
3  These encounters with strange children are one of the charming and at the same time poignant graces of the environs of Paris.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—HIS FRONTIERS
4  Anguish, poignant anguish, was in that chamber.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—END OF THE BRIGAND
5  At the age when youth swells the heart with imperial pride, he dropped his eyes more than once on his dilapidated boots, and he knew the unjust shame and the poignant blushes of wretchedness.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—MARIUS INDIGENT
6  In this faubourg exists poignant distress hidden under attic roofs; there also exist rare and ardent minds.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
7  Cosette's grief, which had been so poignant and lively four or five months previously, had, without her being conscious of the fact, entered upon its convalescence.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—SOLITUDE AND THE BARRACKS COMBINED
8  Thought is moved in its most sombre depths, social philosophy is bidden to its most poignant meditations, in the presence of that enigmatic dialect at once so blighted and rebellious.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
9  A poignant emotion clouded the joy of the disencumbered barricade.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER V—END OF THE VERSES OF JEAN PROUVAIRE
10  At that period of the solstice, the light of full noonday is, so to speak, poignant.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—HOW FROM A BROTHER ONE BECOMES A FATHER
11  And, the poignant anguish lay in this, that the two paths were contrary to each other.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
12  This enthusiastic impulse was on the point of becoming poignant for Jean Valjean.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—THE LOWER CHAMBER
13  He had come on her that morning in a moment of disarray; her face had been pale and altered, and the diminution of her beauty had lent her a poignant charm.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
14  As she leaned back before him, her lids drooping in utter lassitude, though the first warm draught already tinged her face with returning life, Rosedale was seized afresh by the poignant surprise of her beauty.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
15  Mademoiselle had glided from the Chopin into the quivering love notes of Isolde's song, and back again to the Impromptu with its soulful and poignant longing.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXI
Example Sentence:
1  It is very poignant and surprisingly erudite for an 11-year-old. Tell Max I send him my very best wishes for good luck and success.
2  The presence of the rest of the family made John's absence even more poignant.