[ US /ˈtətʃɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /tˈʌt‍ʃɪŋ/ ]
  1. arousing affect
    his gratitude was simple and touching
    the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
    poignant grief cannot endure forever
  1. the event of something coming in contact with the body
    he longed for the touch of her hand
    the cooling touch of the night air
  2. the act of putting two things together with no space between them
    at his touch the room filled with lights
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How To Use touching In A Sentence

  • Written with charm and humour, this is a touching, absorbing oddity of a book about love, grief, avarice and generosity.
  • In some quarters the touching belief that financial services companies will reward loyalty persists. Times, Sunday Times
  • Dolphins have a natural affinity with humans and just being with them, playing with them and touching them, is credited with bringing about wondrous results for sick people.
  • A touching painting was the one depicting motherhood made in canvas by K. Kumaran.
  • The size and familiarity of the little lamb is genuinely touching. Times, Sunday Times
  • Eventually a more thorough cleaning will remove any dirt and later retouching.
  • His portraits often show his subjects brimming with youthful idealism and naivety; touchingly eager for fame, rather than sullied by it. Times, Sunday Times
  • If this were so, it could very well be that the chain or pulley or linkages to the back end were removed in the photo retouching because they were too difficult to cut around (if the manip was done as a collage) or to frisket out (if the manip was a double exposure process in a darkroom). 1933 Walker: Fact or Fraud?
  • Leaving aside the touching attempt to deflect criticism, what should savers do? Times, Sunday Times
  • Then he noticed that sitting next to her was a man who seemed very uncomfortable, touching her arm trying to coax her down. Christianity Today
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