touching touching  /ˈtə tʃɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) arousing affect
  2. (n) the event of something coming in contact with the body
  3. (n) the act of putting two things together with no space between them

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He denied actually touching her, but photographs suggest that he came quite close.
  2. But there was something touching, if maddening, about her refusal to renounce her love for the boy at the cost of her freedom.
  3. I can't help but think that discomfort at touching other people's private parts is at play here.

News

  1. Qns teach defends self on stand; accused of touching 3rd & 4th graders

    The Queens teacher accused of molesting several students took the stand today to defend his record and vehemently denied any wrongdoing. Simon Watts is accused of touching five students between 2007 and 2010 when he taught third and fourth graders at Jackie Robinson Elementary in Springfield Gardens "I'd like...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Chicago Tribune Rips Out ‘We Are Bruins’ Part of Touching Boston Marathon Tribute in Hockey Special Section (Photo)

    Not cool, Chicago. Not cool. The Chicago Tribune made one of the most touching tributes to Boston after the city was rocked by the Boston Marathon bombings a couple of months ago. The paper ran an image on the front of its sports section saying “We are” with the logos of the Patriots, Red Sox, […]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

  3. In touching video, man sings to wife of 66 years from hospital bed

    Suffering from a blood infection and worried that his time might be running short, a Utah man wanted to make sure his wife of 66 years knew how much she meant to him. In a touching video posted on YouTube, James Pinegar, 86, asks his wife, Colleen, 85, to come closer to his hospital bed. “This is special to me,’’ he says before becoming emotional, warbling, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "I never really had a phone call like that before. It's kind of mind-boggling. Just a few days ago I had talked to him on the phone, touching base again because we were pretty good friends at the time," Weaver said. "It was just hard to...
    on Apr 29, 2007 By: Jeff Weaver Source: SI.com

  2. "The fact that our audience is touching this content in a lot of places, it requires us to just be more entrepreneurial in how we can finance that content," said Silverman. "There are so many different partners that we have as a broadcaster...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Ben Silverman Source: FOXNews

  3. "It's touching to have folks remember us fondly," Romney said after voting Tuesday afternoon in Belmont.
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: Mitt Romney Source: USA Today

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