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Beth reached out and touched his cheek.
He was careful not to touch the blood.
'Be quiet!' she said, touching her finger to her lips.
He touched the napkin briefly to his chin.
His comments really touched me.
He was touched by their suffering and offered to help.
The plight of the orphans has touched the hearts of thousands of people.
She touched many people's lives through her charity work.
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