[ US /əˈfɛktɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ɐfˈɛktɪŋ/ ]
  1. arousing affect
    his gratitude was simple and touching
    the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
    poignant grief cannot endure forever
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How To Use affecting In A Sentence

  • Beyond affecting the humans and wildlife that call the area home, the Arctic's warmer temperatures and decreases in permafrost, snow cover, glaciers and sea ice also have wide-ranging consequences for the physical and biological systems in other parts of the world. Arctic is warming, NOAA report says
  • Other situations affecting power quality are transients or spikes, surges or over-voltages, noise and sags or brownouts.
  • A British company with a history of taking on larger rivals says it owns six patents affecting software downloads.
  • At that moment the sop is given; offer of friendship is once more made -- and how affectingly! Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • The best parts of Brian's talent are still here, as if this was the long-delayed sequel to Smile or something, as the close-cropped vocal harmonies, the thick arrangements, and his affecting, if quaky lead vocals are all here in force.
  • Another serious fungal disease in Africa is Fusarium wilt or Panama disease, which attacks the roots of the banana plant, affecting the vascular system required for mineral and water transport.
  • He says the problem has been fixed on the upper levels - the kitchen and lounge - but not those affecting the bedrooms in the lower part of the split-level apartment.
  • It works by affecting a molecule called nitric oxide, which expands blood vessels.
  • But the teaching also touched sentient beings as moral agents, as agents capable of affecting the welfare not only of themselves but of others as well.
  • But the government's toadyish diplomacy, which overlooked the key issue affecting its relations with North Korea, led to a delay in resolving the abduction cases and resulted in tragic consequences.
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