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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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It's hard to break someone's heart, especially when they haven't done anything wrong.
Bradley was a lovely little boy with gorgeous blond hair - I used to tell him he would break someone's heart when he was older.
I'm afraid there is no easy way to break someone's heart, but it's better for you to do it now than drag things on, which prevents either of you from finding someone else to be happy with.