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heart

(Essential part), noun core, essence, marrow, nerve, nucleus, pith, sum and substance
Associated concepts: heart of the case, heart of the pleadings

heart

(Fortitude), noun ardor, backbone, doughtiness, fearlessness, fervor, focus, gallantry, intestinal fortitude, mettle, spirit, substance, toleration, valor

heart

(Kindness), noun altruism, benevolence, clemency, compassion, gentleness, grace, humanity, kind offices, kind treatment, leniency, magnanimity, mercy, pity, sympathy, temperament, tenderness
See also: center, confidence, consequence, cornerstone, essence, faith, focus, frame, main point, significance, substance
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He might amuse himself just as he pleased, in regular bachelor style, and she never complained of neglect; he might come home at any hour of the night or morning, or not come home at all; be sullen, sober, or glorious drunk; and play the fool or the madman to his own heart's desire, without any fear or botheration.
This would make that regiment the heart's desire of all the nobility, and they would all be satisfied and happy.
vain were the words with which I cheered the hero Menoetius in his own house; I said that I would bring his brave son back again to Opoeis after he had sacked Ilius and taken his share of the spoils--but Jove does not give all men their heart's desire.
But all this does not declare him a positive idealist, and in fact, rather, he was willing to accept the world as he found it--he had no reformer's dream of 'shattering it to bits and remoulding it nearer to the heart's desire.
Veneering repeats that his heart's desire and his soul's thirst are, that Podsnap shall rally round him.
All roads are long that lead toward one's heart's desire.
And yet--and yet--she sends a look in that direction as if it were her heart's desire to have that figure moved out of the way.
Am I to lose my life's chance and all my heart's desire for someone else?
Show your heart's desire how much you care with these gorgeous gift ideas.
The author leaves no stone unturned, as his heart's desire is to see all people come to know the love of God through Jesus Christ.
But instead he found his heart's desire the good old fashioned way - in the pub.
The curvaceous blonde, who incidentally doesn't have a driver's license, appears in the 60-second ad that is said to be "a tongue-in-cheek depiction of how far a person might - or might not - go to get their heart's desire.