The ban on touching is meant to protect teachers and schools.
For a child under 16, even lewd behavior short of touching is a felony of the second degree.
Plenty of science supports the proposition that, in infants, the act of touching helps develop cognitive skills.
Their solidified friendship is one of the most touching details of the premiere, but it also puts Branson in a tricky predicament.
Then you use those words and try to re-create something in your own life, touching back to when I was a kid.
“It was too touching, too mournful to be endured,” resumed Monsieur Pascal.
"It is a touching little chapel," thought Durtal, when he was alone.
If you have aught to say touching matters foreign to this, speak, and I can listen; then, prithee depart.
"Nay; I am no priest," she answered, touching her horse with her whip.
They were thus still under her protection, and any one touching them would be guilty of a great crime.
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.