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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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The occasion brought together an enthused group of young locals equipped to wow an esteemed panel of judges, whom all hold the topic of environment close to heart.
All that most therapists do today is perform CPR on marriages close to heart attacks.
Virgin Trains EastCoast holds our core values close to heart, and, like other companies within the Group, is working to make lives more inspiring," Richard Branson said.
The New One is rated the best hurdler in Britain, but those brave enough to bet at 1-6 came close to heart failure before the horse caught Bertimont at Haydock.
Currently, Amala has got a few commitments and I'm expecting my close to heart project "Saivam" to release.