Examples of poignancy in a Sentence
there was a poignancy to his wit that often left his targets smarting
Recent Examples of poignancy from the Web
Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the earlier temblor that killed thousands and came just two hours after earthquake drills were held across Mexico to mark the date.
The poignancy of his struggle is heightened by the movie’s timeless and idyllic Coney Island imagery, as Frankie finds occasional distraction in the sight of fireworks exploding overhead, or the pleasure of a few minutes spent splashing in the surf.
For many Americans, dinosaurs were also oddly wrapped up in the poignancy of the disappearing Wild West.
There was a note of poignancy to the proceedings, of course.
Expect laughs, poignancy, a struggling Elvis impersonator, and lots of campy music.
The poignancy of Lady Bird can be traced, yes, to its honest portrayal of growing up.
Director Barbara Faherty keeps the drama taut through its lengthy telling and doesn't shy away from the harsher elements, finding the poignancy within its very bite.
But both gain poignancy from everything that’s happened since.
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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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