It touched a nerve among the Hollywood and music-industry crowd, who saw in Echols a mirror of themselves growing up.
The sun has touched the lake, but the lake still belongs to the night.
I must have looked skeptical, because he touched my arm and said, “I mean it.”
He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility.
His films, sprightly action flicks with clear lines between good and evil and a noble hero, touched a chord in a post-war America.
This was one point at which we touched, and which went far to enable me to understand him.
Suddenly Eucoline touched my arm with a quick and timid motion.
She touched the cold forehead and muttered, "How chilly you are!"
Bates touched his hat, for he judged this was the captain of the vessel he had seen.
The pillows were there, so was the whisky, but no one touched it.
late 13c., from Old French touchier "to touch, hit, knock" (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *toccare "to knock, strike" as a bell (cf. Spanish tocar, Italian toccare), perhaps of imitative origin. Meaning "to get or borrow money" first recorded 1760. Related: Touched; touching.
Touch and go (adj.) is recorded from 1812, apparently from the name of a tag-like game, first recorded 1650s. Touch football is first attested 1933. Touch-me-not (1590s) translates Latin noli-me-tangere.
c.1300, from Old French touche "a touching," from touchier (see touch (v.)). Meaning "slight attack" (of an illness, etc.) is recorded from 1660s. Sense of "skill or aptitude in some topic" is first recorded 1927. Soft touch "person easily manipulated" is recorded from 1940.
The physiological sense by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body.
Possible but very uncertain; precarious: touch and go for a while, until she saw the doctor