touching


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De Grantmesnil's horse, which was young and violent, reared and plunged in the course of the career so as to disturb the rider's aim, and the stranger, declining to take the advantage which this accident afforded him, raised his lance, and passing his antagonist without touching him, wheeled his horse and rode back again to his own end of the lists, offering his antagonist, by a herald, the chance of a second encounter.
Lorry followed Sydney to the outer door, and, touching him on the shoulder as he was going away, caused him to turn.
Another branched out into touching details about his family, and was not listened to.
What harmony, besides her age and her simplicity, surrounded her, he did not know, but even in this fantastic action there was a something neither out of time nor place: a something which it seemed as if nobody else could have made as serious, or done with such a natural and touching air.
In years past, there was a taboo against couples touching each other in front of children or when out in public.
2 : the act or fact of touching or being touched <I felt a gentle touch on my shoulder.