touched by (something)

touched by (something)

Struck with or affected by sober or tender emotions, especially gratitude or sympathy, as a result of some gesture, act, or thing. I felt touched by all the students' farewell cards on my last day of teaching. We were all very touched by what you said at the funeral, Mike.
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touched by someone or something

Fig. emotionally affected or moved by someone or something. Sally was very nice to me. I was very touched by her. I was really touched by your kind letter.
See also: by, touched