Sentence: “I touched one of her flippers, right alongside a breast.”
It touched a nerve among the Hollywood and music-industry crowd, who saw in Echols a mirror of themselves growing up.
David Foster Wallace touched on this risk in his essay on television and fiction.
The only quality product it has ever touched that did not wither in its hands is The Wall Street Journal.
Like everything else he touched, Roth made an art form out of schnorring.
This was one point at which we touched, and which went far to enable me to understand him.
So he induced these men to talk to him and listened, wondering at the deeps he touched.
She touched the cold forehead and muttered, "How chilly you are!"
She touched the chair, the table; she lifted the cover of one of the dishes.
The pillows were there, so was the whisky, but no one touched it.
late 13c., from Old French touchier "to touch, hit, knock" (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *toccare "to knock, strike" as a bell (cf. Spanish tocar, Italian toccare), perhaps of imitative origin. Meaning "to get or borrow money" first recorded 1760. Related: Touched; touching.
Touch and go (adj.) is recorded from 1812, apparently from the name of a tag-like game, first recorded 1650s. Touch football is first attested 1933. Touch-me-not (1590s) translates Latin noli-me-tangere.
c.1300, from Old French touche "a touching," from touchier (see touch (v.)). Meaning "slight attack" (of an illness, etc.) is recorded from 1660s. Sense of "skill or aptitude in some topic" is first recorded 1927. Soft touch "person easily manipulated" is recorded from 1940.
The physiological sense by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body.
[touch up variant may be influenced by British touch up, ''to grope a woman'']