touch on


  • 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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  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    “Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “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
    “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
    “When the spotless ermine of the judicial robe fell on John Jay, it touched nothing less spotless than itself.”


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

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'.

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