Examples of poignancy in a Sentence
there was a poignancy to his wit that often left his targets smarting
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Of all the Commissioners Gordon throughout television and movie history, none have brought as much seriousness and poignancy to the role as Gary Oldman.
The story’s ending, although a happy one from the scientific perspective—the sought-after neutrinos are found—has a poignancy as the project’s old guard retire or attend the funerals of their colleagues.
Kelly’s sharp self-observation and narrative poignancy make for a fascinating tale of a life lived on Earth, too, and the value of the book is heightened by its glimpses beyond the astronaut’s veil.
Much of the artistry and poignancy of these earlier poems comes from the fact that the erasure poems are about the very act of erasure.
While her father is trying to learn new ways to connect with his daughter, Ford is also trying to learn how to set healthy boundaries with him, which makes for complications, and tremendous poignancy.
But there's poignancy to the moment: With just 14 unfilled orders in Boeing's backlog, four-engine aircraft appears to have fallen out of favor.
Only Guillermo del Toro, 53, could pull it off with the poignancy and craft of The Shape of Water.
But for the most part, Cali transmits his tale on older, Grimm-attuned frequencies, while Somà’s illustrations possess a dry, surreal wit that serves the story’s poignancy well.
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First Known Use of poignancy
Synonymsacerbity, acidity, acidness, acridity, acridness, acrimoniousness, acrimony, acuteness, asperity, bite, bitterness, harshness, keenness, poignance, edge, pungency, roughness, sharpness, tartness
Related Wordsginger, punch, spice, tang; raucousness, severeness, severity, shrillness, virulence, vitriol; cattiness, maliciousness; pointedness, thorniness
Near Antonymsgentleness, kindliness
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