This is the first English publication of Comedy in a Minor Key, a slim and poignantly titled novel.
poignantly for all the power of his debut, he seems to have a sense as fiction as a luxury: the wrong genre right now.
poignantly, the portion doesn't deal with her life at all, but with her death and its aftermath.
I am living in Germany now,” she poignantly told us, “but I do not want to die in Germany.
If The Art of Fielding begins as a baseball story, so it ends as one, too—poignantly, beautifully, and improbably.
She missed him poignantly, with all the force of her protecting passion.
poignantly he remembered how a similar device had destroyed a ship.
I don't suppose you understand, but when you feel things as poignantly as I do, almost anything is like the guillotine.
Who are the gentlefolk the loss of whose patronage to the Feydau will be so poignantly felt?
She could not have said wherefore, but she was sorry for Monck—deeply, poignantly sorry.
late 14c., "painful to physical or mental feeling" (of sauce, spice, wine as well as things that affect the feelings), from Old French poignant "sharp, pointed" (13c.), present participle of poindre "to prick, sting," from Latin pungere "to prick" (see pungent). Related: Poignantly.
The word disguises a linguistics trick-play, a double reverse. Latin pungere is from the same root as Latin pugnus "fist," and represents a metathesis of -n- and -g- that later was reversed in French.