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Inspiring or capable of inspiring strong emotion; moving. See Synonyms at moving.

[From affect.]

af·fect′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.affectingly - in a poignant or touching manneraffectingly - in a poignant or touching manner; "she spoke poignantly"
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This touched Young Jerry on a tender place; who adjured his mother to perform her first duty, and, whatever else she did or neglected, above all things to lay especial stress on the discharge of that maternal function so affectingly and delicately indicated by his other parent.
And, although I trembled for the agony it might one day be to him to have his strong assurance shivered at a blow, there was something so religious in it, so affectingly expressive of its anchor being in the purest depths of his fine nature, that the respect and honour in which I held him were exalted every day.
But although her voice--sweet, full, and sonorous--vibrated as harmoniously and as affectingly as ever, the door remained shut.
fable with Goethe so affectingly relates under the title of "The Erl-
Here were she, Mrs Lammle, and her husband discoursing at once affectingly and effectively, but discoursing alone.
His "Sestina" for voice (sung affectingly by Caroline Shaw) and orchestra (conducted by George Manahan) intoned a six-word poem by Ciara Shuttleworth.
Soloists stepped briefly out of the choir: a plangent tenor (Joseph Doody), a rich but nicely-focused bass (Lewis Jones) and an alto (Polly Jeffries) whose unfussy tone was affectingly poignant against the choir's velvet cushion of sound.
The family consists of the Patriarch, retired Army Colonel, Peter Westcott Harrington, his wife, Corinna, affectingly called Cora, an eldest son, Sheppard, known as Shep to his friends, second son Reginald, but called Reggie, a sister named Margo and finally twenty-one year old Orson, constantly reminded by Shep as the family's baby.
The 29-year-old former Marine is one of more than 100 veterans who have turned their stories into sometimes affectingly personal songs at "Songwriting With Soldiers'' retreats.
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The most Broadway-like singing was done by soprano Alicia Gianni in Petra the maid's alternately randy and wistful song, but mellow-voiced Canadian mezzo Carolyn Sproule affectingly avoided operatic grandiloquence as the long-suffering, tart-tongued wife of the bombastic Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, potently sung by baritone Mark Diamond.