poignantly poignantly  /ˈpɔ ɪn jənt li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a poignant or touching manner

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In an all-too-familiar ritual, news reports quickly and poignantly filled out the lives that matched the names on the passenger list.
  2. And there Lieserl's life was poignantly short.
  3. Prose takes the wiser course of treating Carroll poignantly and letting the obvious questions go on hanging in the air.

News

  1. NBA Finals 2013: Red-Hot Danny Green Remains Key for Spurs to Beat Heat

    From here on out we’re watching history every time Danny Green spots up and drains a three-pointer. His 2013 NBA Finals performance to this point can be summed up rather poignantly with just one simple but emphatic word: WOW. During Game 5, Green broke the NBA Finals record for most three-pointers by a single player in the series. Here's a look at the shot that set the record, provided by the ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Large family gives back the gift of life to CUTEMS

    The family of the late John Large -- who passed away in February -- presented Culver's EMS volunteers a poignantly appropriate gift at the service's last meeting, in the form of an Automatic External Defibrillator (or AED), the device which Culver's police department used 10 years ago to shock Large back to life, giving him another decade with his family.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Culver Citizen

Quotes

  1. The next day, Thitinan Pongsudhirak of Thailand's Chulalongkorn University told the Burmese exile press, "The cause of Burma's freedom, democracy and human rights was poignantly served, but whether Mr. Bush and his wife's gestures will make any...
    on Aug 16, 2008 By: King Chulalongkorn Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "Budgets are important because they provide a template for the priorities of spending and revenues that provide an environment for growth," Pence said. "But more poignantly than the internal machinations of the creation of a budget, the...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Mike Pence Source: Human Events (blog)

  3. New York Times critic Ben Brantley wrote that Fonda "exudes an aura of beleaguered briskness that flirts poignantly with the ghost of her spiky, confrontational screen presence as a young woman."
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Ben Brantley Source: Bloomberg

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