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In my youth the monarchs of England had ceased to touch for the evil, but there was no occasion for this diffidence: they could have cured it forty-nine times in fifty.
If I had any such possibility, even at a remote distance of years, harboured in my thoughts, and hidden in my heart--if it ever had been there--if it ever could be there--I could not now touch this honoured hand.
The princess, who realized the consequences of such audacity, entreated me not to touch the talisman.
They are, moreover, of a rough coarse nature, not sensitive to the delicate touch of the highly organized Polygon.
Over the crown of the Calton Hill, to his left, lay the way to Colette's, where Alan would soon be looking for his arrival, and where he would now have no more consented to go than he would have wilfully wallowed in a bog; the touch of the girl's hand on his sleeve, and the kindly light in his father's eyes, both loudly forbidding.
Through a touch of self-seeking that modest artist of solid merit became untrue to his temperament.
Ethan had imagined that his allusion might open the way to the accepted pleasantries, and these perhaps in turn to a harmless caress, if only a mere touch on her hand.
On feeling her touch him, Quasimodo trembled in every limb.
The touch of his hand on hers was vastly more potent than any word he could utter, the impact of his strength on her imagination was more alluring than the printed poems and spoken passions of a thousand generations of lovers.
Steward was a god who was kind, who loved him with voice and lip, who loved him with touch of hand, rub of nose, or enfolding arm.
The next moment I felt a touch on my forehead--light, soft, tremulous, like the touch of lips that had kissed me.
The next time you touch a Nettle, grasp it boldly, and it will be soft as silk to your hand, and not in the least hurt you.