'He's had touches
enough not to want no more, as well as I make him out, Gaffer!
We get a minute's breathing-time before old Brooke kicks out, and he gives the word to play strongly for touch, by the three trees.
Old Brooke takes half a dozen quick steps, and away goes the ball spinning towards the School goal, seventy yards before it touches ground, and at no point above twelve or fifteen feet high, a model kick-off; and the School-house cheer and rush on.
Having intimated their more pacific purpose, the champions retreated to the extremity of the lists, where they remained drawn up in a line; while the challengers, sallying each from his pavilion, mounted their horses, and, headed by Brian de Bois-Guilbert, descended from the platform, and opposed themselves individually to the knights who had touched
their respective shields.
There was nothing wild, nothing immodest in her manner: it was quiet and self- controlled, a little melancholy and a little touched by suspicion; not exactly the manner of a lady, and, at the same time, not the manner of a woman in the humblest rank of life.
The loneliness and helplessness of the woman touched me.
Cautiously he slid his hand palm-downward along the table till his finger-tips touched
the end of the stuff.
The many hours he was not with Ruth he devoted to the "Love-cycle," to reading at home, or to the public reading-rooms, where he got more closely in touch
with the magazines of the day and the nature of their policy and content.
Then he touched
the door with the flower, and it sprang open; so that he went in through the court, and listened when he heard so many birds singing.
The countess went up to her daughter and touched
her head with the back of her hand as she was wont to do when Natasha was ill, then touched
her forehead with her lips as if to feel whether she was feverish, and finally kissed her.
In those days people still believed that this dreadful disease would be cured if the person suffering from it was touched
by a royal hand.
He ran home and told his Mother, saying, "Although it hurts me very much, I only touched
it gently." "That was just why it stung you," said his Mother.