bittersweetness

bittersweetness

(ˌbɪtəˈswiːtnəs)
n
the quality of being bittersweet
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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.
I know it's not comedy but there is something of a lightness and bittersweetness to it.
The bittersweetness of that epic human battle takes a more tender turn in "Neosho" as Knapp recounts childhood days spent on the river with her father.
There is a bittersweetness here, because this is obviously about the future, but every time I come here it makes me think of the past as welland just the sadness.
Essentially an account of one Russian Jewish family's attempts to leave the country they love--but one that does not love them back, and the tension between the two impulses gives a backdrop of bittersweetness to this story.
The same bittersweetness is present in Alward's forthcoming work, a documentary, entitled Exiled Mothers, that draws upon interviews with 20 women who, like Alward, lost their children in the baby scoop.
With a bittersweetness that is both palpable and instructive, Bartelmay's fine book will likely affirm one's own desire to live beyond the cusp.