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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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Many doctors prefer to give heart drugs to patients in the morning.
They will no doubt give heart to Russia, for which moving towards abolition of visas for travel to the EU is a key priority in EU-Russia relations.
The relaunch will give heart to future flotations planned by betting shop chain William Hill, energy services group John Wood and quality control firm Intertek Testing Services.
The astounding growth of these two recycling segments should give heart to those who worry that capitalists have no interest in recycling.
This successful outcome should give heart to the burgeoning living-wage movement, which John Nichols discusses on page 8.
Rather there was a need to give heart to an increasingly incoherent and low density town, to make sure that when you get off the train at Hengelo there's some there there.
In the midst of an all-consuming tide of prepackaged boy-toys and teen nymphs comes an album that will give heart to fans of authentic, rootsy rock 'n' roll.
The editors conclude with a quotation from the late University of Wisconsin historian, Harvey Goldberg: "For very compelling reasons, the study of American radicals should be essential homework for this generation: because their record can give heart and stomach to Americans who are watching democracy weaken under the weight of conformism; and because their insights and errors, their accomplishments and failures can cast light, even many years later, on the problems of the present.
Reports generated by the CardioSight Service will give heart failure physicians an improved ability to:
Quite where the tidal wave of popular uprising that began in Tunisia will end is unclear just now, but the success of the Egyptian people in toppling a corrupt and unpopular regime will give heart to restless populations elsewhere.
FURTHER to my letter (Echo, November 1) on stem calls and how adult stem cells, in particular bone marrow stem cells, can be used to treat heart patients with damaged hearts, it has just been reported that University College Hospital and Bart's in London are planning to give heart patients a revolutionary new treatment involving an injection of the patient's own bone marrow stem cells (adult stem cells) to repair heart damage.
Charter sea angling boats operating in the Mersey have also been getting cod around the 7lb mark and this will give heart to everyone taking part in the Small Boat winter open at New Brighton on Sunday.