Phrases with "touchingly"

I took it reverently from her hands; it was indeed very liketouchingly like. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The presence of the girl there on the pavement before me proved this up to the hilt — and, well, yes, touchingly enough. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry James It was indicated touchingly in the faces of our friends that they were growing old together and were fond enough of each other’s company not to object — since it was a condition — even to that. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

They were knit together by the closest ties of intimacy and friendship, or, as Mr. Thomas Potter touchingly observed, they were ‘thick-and-thin pals, and nothing but it. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

James Anthony Froude His blind child, for whom he had been so touchingly anxious, had died while he was in prison. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Arnold Bennett The very misery and hopelessness of Sarah’s isolation seemed romantic, splendid, touchingly beautiful. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Edith Wharton Sometimes, in her quiet moods, she seemed to depend on his judgment, to defer rather touchingly to what he said. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Andrew Lang As soon as Simon had gone to his work, he stood up and howled so touchingly that Susan quickly opened the door, and said ‘Fly for your life, poor beast, before your master gets home. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Leslie Stephen Swift’s affection for Miss Long is touchingly expressed in private papers, and in a letter written upon her death in retirement and poverty. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

George Meredith Something of astronomy he knew; but in relation to that science, he sank his voice, touchingly to Diana, who felt drawn to kinship with him when he had a pupil’s tone. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

There was depicted on his broad face — depicted simply and even touchingly — the inward conflict of his benevolence and of his doubts. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

At her brightest this stranger must have been strikingly beautiful; in her sorrow she was touchingly lovely. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

John Galsworthy It was like a blow between the eyes, so utterly unthought of, so extreme and ugly in the midst of his dreaming; and he looked at Holly with eyes grown suddenly, touchingly haggard. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Henry Handel Richardson With strangers she could even yet be touchingly bashful. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

She could — Jasper told me once with a touchingly imbecile exultation — sit on her hair. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

They were both touchingly proud of their home, and Laura on her first visit had to be shown every nook and corner of it, including the inside of the cupboards. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Sinclair Lewis Like most Americans, he had always touchingly believed that all Negroes have an especial and detestable savor, and he could be seen now earnestly sniffing. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Not so long as that other but more touchingly because I am no longer sixteen and this is a woman. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]