bittersweetness

bittersweetness

(ˌbɪtəˈswiːtnəs)
n
the quality of being bittersweet
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It is that letting go that formulates the bittersweetness, which makes Japanese romance movies a genre on its own.
And, despite the bittersweetness of missing out on World Cup qualification - with the tournament kicking off in France on June 7 - Sophie says she'll be tuning in to support her 12 Chelsea teammates representing six different teams.
Everything in Ramallah tastes like the bittersweetness of its locally-brewed beer, Shepherd.
The ending's bittersweetness, Fimi writes, is because "[t]hose who have sinned and mourn, and are saved via their repentance, have tasted something very similar to Christ's death and resurrection.
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Song after song fills the air with the same bittersweetness: members of the survivors' choir singing Rise Up, just one year on from being blindsided by the most extraordinary pain.
With levity and bittersweetness amid the worst moments, Riggs' account of living with cancer is feisty, uplifting reading.
He acknowledged the bittersweetness of colleagues moving on but suggested it was natural for "young punks" to eventually grow into leadership roles in any organization.
"There's certainly a large overtone of bittersweetness as I am finally seeing the fruits of some of my actions," Gerlach said.
The movie satisfies even the most nitpicky of film critics through a well-written script, realistic characters, and a spot-on portrayal of the bittersweetness of unrequited love at an age where everything-experience, belief, feeling, creativity-seems heightened, though fleeting.
"There's a certain kind of bittersweetness," Wall said.
"And the optimism of his youth has to be tempered with the incredible disappointment and heartbreak and the bittersweetness of having accomplished things when the person you love isn't there with you."