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They aren’t exactly on par with the Brownings’ love letters or Shakespearean sonnets, but, like the president’s public messages, they are heartfelt and poignant.On the world stage, Nancy Reagan found the role of a lifetime|Barbara Perry|April 23, 2021|Washington Post
One person may find Google’s “Get back to what you love” message poignant while another finds it manipulative.These are the pro-vaccine messages people want to hear|Frances Stead Sellers, Bonnie Berkowitz|April 22, 2021|Washington Post
In “A Boy and His Soul,” Domingo shares funny and poignant memories, vividly transporting his audience to nightclubs, Amtrak trains, and a crowded family house filled with loud music.
It’s a land of rich biodiversity, vibrant communities, and poignant beauty.
Lackluster voice acting in these instances is a major distraction, keeping these interactions from feeling poignant.‘The Medium’ review: A disjointed, unfulfilling puzzle horror game|Elise Favis|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
It was poignant, and we so wanted to leave and be out there.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All of which makes David Freeman's portrait of Hitchcock in his final days all the more poignant.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Billy Childs absolutely delivers the goods in this poignant collection of Laura Nyro songs.
And as a writer and actor on The Mack, he made that film feel both more desperate and more poignant.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Three is a Magic Number” becomes stunningly poignant to any couple that welcomes its first child.Schoolhouse Rock: A Trojan Horse of Knowledge and Power|Jason Lynch|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In that poignant moment of self-revelation Tom's cumbersome machinery of intuition did not fail him.
The most poignant test, however, came when port was reached and the scented land-wind met his nostrils with the—Spring.
Octavie felt as if she had passed into a stage of existence which was like a dream, more poignant and real than life.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
This immediate, poignant grief stung them bitterly and prevented for the moment any thought of what the future might hold.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
The edge of her wit had become poignant, her speech rendered logical and allusive.Mrs. Falchion, Complete|Gilbert Parker