touch on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v touch on have an effect upon "Will the new rules affect me?"
    • v touch on restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken "She repaired her TV set","Repair my shoes please"
    • v touch on refer to or discuss briefly
    • v touch on be relevant to "There were lots of questions referring to her talk","My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
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Quotations

  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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    “Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing.”
  • Gregory Nunn
    Gregory Nunn
    “The most touching epitaph I ever encountered was on the tombstone of the printer of Edinburgh. It said simply: He kept down the cost and set the type right.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Whatever harsh criticisms may be passed on the construction of her sentences, she at least possesses that one touch of vulgarity that makes the whole world kin.”
  • Daniel Webster
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    “When the spotless ermine of the judicial robe fell on John Jay, it touched nothing less spotless than itself.”

Usage

In literature:

He was roused by a light touch on the shoulder.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
I would like to give a diagnosis of this quite common disease, touch on the causes and see how they can be removed.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
But it seemed to him that the touch on his forehead was his mother's.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
A light touch on his arm recalled him to himself.
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman
Again the lights were lowered, and at my direction Miller placed his right hand on the psychic's left and touched fingers with Mrs. Miller.
"The Shadow World" by Hamlin Garland
Touching at various islands, having crossed the Bahama bank, he came in sight of Cuba on the morning of the 28th of October.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
They began to discuss; they touched on the most thrilling questions of the day.
"The Preacher and His Models" by James Stalker
One of the amusements of a Scotch tour nowadays is to watch the pipers playing and dancing on the quays where the steamers touch.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
On his way out he touched the bell again: again it rang.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
These two preceding sets of precepts can only be briefly touched on now.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
And then she touched him lightly on the elbow.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Nancy Joe touched him on the shoulder.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
A touch on the extended hand does not count.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
There was a light touch on his arm, and a musical voice said something he couldn't understand but thought was sympathetic.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
She felt a soft cold touch on her cheek, the first snowflake of the gathering storm.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
All her property is settled on herself, and I have not touched one shilling of it.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
Then it touched on the marriage rite.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Landers, in response to a motive he made no attempt to explain even to himself, walked over and touched the chairman on the shoulder.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
A man touched him on the shoulder.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
In a moment the attendant touched her lightly on the arm.
"The Ivory Snuff Box" by Arnold Fredericks
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In poetry:

Sometimes amid her cottage home,
She touched the breathing lyre,
And then her quivering lips were dumb,
Her soaring soul on fire.
"Milly" by James Avis Bartley
"And that new meaning—ever old—
Again is on the waving tree;
It breathes from sunset's dying gold,
And touches everything I see.
"Grasmere" by Alexander Anderson
Touch her -- and they are all on fire,
This little land of their desire
Seen in a mirage far away
With light upon her night and day.
"The Colonists" by Katharine Tynan
He laid his finger on my heart,
And at its touch the pulses stood—
"Ah, thou and I are far apart,
For thou hast fever in thy blood.
"Grasmere" by Alexander Anderson
Her life was touched with early frost,
About the April of her day,
Her hold on earth was lightly lost,
And like a leaf she went away.
"Afterwards" by Duncan Campbell Scott
For where before thou still didst call on me,
Now I still touch
And harp on thee,
God's promises hath made thee mine:
Why should I justice now decline?
Against me there is none, but for me much.
"Justice (II)" by George Herbert

In news:

Weber to touch on Freedom Singers' role in 1960s civil rights movement.
Guith to touch on energy realities.
Series to touch on Constitution.
Dutch Ruppersberger, Nancy Jacobs touch on ballot questions in debate.
Delaney, Bartlett touch on range of issues in 6th District debate.
Hanna out of touch on CNY's economic woes.
Houston Hodges scores first touch on offense.
Another big benefit of in-cell touch on Apple's iPhone 5: Larger battery capacity.
Obama Out of Touch on 'Private Sector Just Fine'.
Berliner out of touch on Crescent Trail tunnel.
Censors lighten their touch on Myanmar's media.
Congress Is Out of Touch on Gay Rights.
Spano out of touch on school plan.
Obama out of sight, and out of touch on Israel.
WB puts 'Potter' touch on 'Akira'.
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In science:

FUTURE DIRECTIONS As we mentioned before (Section 1), we have touched the tip of the iceberg in designing systems that enable serious conversations on complex data driven topics via consensus and collaboration.
Widescope - A social platform for serious conversations on the Web
If however we move this strand around the circle in such a manner that it touches the circle on the vertical line going through the center of the circle, then there never was a singularity.
A Stringy Generalization of the Kontsevich Integral
We will show that on the event I + j ∩ G, any approximate optimizer γ ∈ Mδ (ω) must touch a set of O(t1/4 ) cubes which are almost uniformly spaced on a straight line segment of length O(t) and on each of those cubes we have V (x, ω) = b.
A Sublinear Variance Bound for Solutions of a Random Hamilton Jacobi Equation
In the original setup, WS are dipolar curves which start at one point on the lower boundary and end when they touch the upper boundary, for the first time.
Watersheds are Schramm-Loewner Evolution curves
The simplest of the events causing those changes is found when two unconnected spheres start touching on increasing the value of R.
Telechelic star polymers as self-assembling units from the molecular to the macroscopic scaleBarbara Capone
If R0 is the first time one of the red walks touches the origin, we have that at time T , on the event {R0 > T }, red and green positions are identical.
A note on the rightmost particle in a Fleming-Viot process
On the other hand, if a sign change occurs in condition (C9) within the region of type 2.), then it can only be the real positive solution y3 which touches zero, i.e. it is √y3 which acquires an additional minus sign.
Nonrelativistic Particle in Free Random Gauge Background
We touch briefly on this work at the end of Section I.
Ordinal Recursion Theory
This provides an interesting opportunity for future research, which we will touch on in Sec. V.
Random-Matrix Theory of Quantum Transport
What makes it even harder is the variety of topics the work touches on.
The work of Fred Cohen
And we have only touched on solar system and laboratory tests above, but there is obviously a close coupling of information from these tests and astrophysical ones.
Designing Surveys for Tests of Gravity
In this section we touch on a few highlights from this area of research Some of this work has focused on confirming predictions from analytic theory.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
Our survey will thus touch on relevant work from these two communities.
Annotation of Scientific Summaries for Information Retrieval
We have not yet really touched on the σ1 meson, which would be the heavy Higgs boson.
Some Unfinished Thoughts on Strong Yukawa Couplings
B sin(t − δ) By inspection this defines a closed curve depending on three parameters A, B , δ , touching the bounding box 2A × 2B at the points labeled in Figure 25.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
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