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This poignant love story is an absolute must-see. The Sun (2016)This poignant love story is an absolute must-see. The Sun (2016)This is one of the most beautiful and poignant encounters in the book. Times, Sunday Times (2011)With her first album came a poignant back story. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Making the family history show came at a particularly poignant time for the actor. The Sun (2013)He realised this encounter was especially poignant for me. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The truly poignant moments were those that followed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the poignant tributes to these two soldiers from those who loved them say so much. The Sun (2006)That was not the only poignant moment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His death at a time when more than half the country still remains to be tackled is especially poignant. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His apparent suicide has served as a poignant reminder that the anguish he endured went far beyond losing his sight. The Sun (2012)We feel their poignant power today. Christianity Today (2000)Both absurdly funny and deeply poignant. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This deals with the subject of mental illness and is funny, poignant and sad. The Sun (2009)There cannot have been a more poignant or more tragic death of a first-class cricketer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's such a beautiful and poignant show. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She was archetypal of modern celebrity in so many ways, both funny and poignant. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Behind the characters, a story both poignant and very human. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The birth of a daughter is particularly poignant for William. The Sun (2015)It was incredibly moving, poignant and tragic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My photos are a wonderful, poignant reminder of their sacrifice. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's funny and poignant writing with a social conscience. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Admittedly, her poignant life story had a lot to do with her appeal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Through a blanket of cold drizzle, there could be no sight more poignant than this abandoned village. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But what emerges from this rich, linguistic mix is a poignant and beautiful glimpse into the end of a life. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: poignant ADJECTIVE
Something that is poignant affects you deeply and makes you feel sadness or regret.
...a poignant combination of beautiful surroundings and tragic history.
Definition of poignant from the Collins English Dictionary
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