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  • n  a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
    a moment of extraordinary poignancy
  • n  a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)

  • In its third year, the sitcom deftly played the office love triangle (sorry, Team Karen), balanced wackiness and poignancy and pulled off the brilliant flip-the-script move of .
  • In Chasing Amy, he found the poignancy in male bluster, the warmth in a guy's rivalry with and veneration of that other species, The Girl.
  • It does have the awful poignancy of a national nightmare--and in cartoon form.
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  • Christian Bale in International Herald Tribune
    Of course, you find more poignancy in moments, and I'm very, very aware he's not here with us,said Bale in an interview shortly after the film's opening segment - in which Ledger's Joker orchestrates a bank heist - was screened in mid-March...
  • Laurence Mark in Minneapolis Star Tribune
    Not only should the Oscars celebrate excellence in the movies of the year,Mark said, "but hopefully we can figure out a way to also celebrate the joy, poignancy, laughter and thrills that folks have had at many movies of the year."
  • Edward Kennedy in News1130
    That is what he is talking and thinking about,Kennedy said. "It adds a great deal of poignancy to his recovery. But that's how he sees it - he has to recover so he can get health care for the millions of people who don't have access to the...

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