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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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This event is designed to raise awareness and promote a better, healthier way of life for those who may not have given heart disease much thought.
The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, which was defending the right to hold so-called ``refusal to teach'' ballots when faced with having to take back violent pupils, said the Lords ruling had given heart to every teacher in England.
If the United States had successfully pursued this peace feeler, it might have given heart to the dissident German leadership and led to an earlier peace in Europe, too.
Researchers in Tokyo and Boston, led by Mitsuaki Isobe of the University of Tokyo, tested antibodies against LFA-1 and ICAM-1 in mice given heart transplants.
DESPERATE MOMENTS Little boy is given heart massage after he stops breathing.
Coun Chris Watkins said: "We have been given Heart Town status and this has really caught the imagination of the community.