(adj.) having come into contact .
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(imp. & p. p.) of Touch
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- Which of them had a step so quiet, a hand so gentle, but I should have heard or felt her, if she had approached or touched me in a day-sleep? Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- The fair little face, touched with divine compassion, as it peeped shrinkingly through the grate, was like an angel's in the prison. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- His warm regard, his kind expressions, his confidential treatment, touched her strongly. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- There were lines upon his forehead, but Time seemed to have touched him gently, remembering how kind he was to others. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- The man touched his hat, got out of the fly immediately, and gave me the letter. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- She gently touched him. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- The swans had gone out on to the opposite bank, the reeds smelled sweet, a faint breeze touched the skin. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- He touched his hat politely to the ladies, and remarked that he supposed they had never seen so many live Yankees before in their lives. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Another spear and then another touched him. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- But some sense that perhaps the economic man is not a self-evident creature seems to have touched our author. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- You go away like this, he pointed to the thumb, and come back like this, he touched the little finger. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- He foresaw where they were going as soon as their feet touched the staircase. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- Unseen by the spy, Mr. Cruncher stood at his side, and touched him on the shoulder like a ghostly bailiff. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- As I left the piano Miss Fairlie turned a page of the music, and touched the keys again with a surer hand. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- I touched it so softly that I was not heard, and looked in unseen. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Ten minutes after it touched at the palace a message called me to the council chamber, which I found filling with the members of that body. Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars.
- I stretched out my hand, and it touched none whose sensations were responsive to mine. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- I do not mean that the members weren't deeply touched by the misery of these thousands of women. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- Rawdon thanked his sister a hundred times, and with an ardour of gratitude which touched and almost alarmed that soft-hearted woman. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- He watched me, still; he gently raised his hand to stroke my hair; it touched my lips in passing; I pressed it close, I paid it tribute. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- He remained on guard in the bedroom where the crime was committed, so as to see that nothing was touched. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- I touched the heath: it was dry, and yet warm with the heat of the summer day. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- This is the case: I observed that the young flower-peduncles of the above Maurandia curved themselves a little towards the side which was touched. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- To the snow, Pablo said and touched cups with him. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- He touched the lower part of his leg and it was as though it were not part of his body. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- This adroit question touched the heart of Miss Jane Osborne not a little. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- He stepped swiftly forward and touched the Duke upon the shoulder. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- She found it difficult to induce Martha to speak of any of her personal interests; but at last she touched the right chord, in naming Mrs. Thornton. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- We should have no peace in our place, if that got touched upon. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- He touched me gently on the forehead, and went out. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
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