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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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Nay, I forgot nought," said the Sheriff; yet all the same his heart sank within him.
But my heart sank within me as with bitter sickness, and I refrained.
But no sooner did the horse come within sight, than his heart sank again.
But this is no time for thinking: now I am in for the real thing," I thought, and my heart sank.
His heart sank, for he saw that he was saying all the things that young men in the same situation were expected to say, and that she was making the answers that instinct and tradition taught her to make--even to the point of calling him original.
When she came into the ship, I thought she would have died indeed; her heart sank at the sight of me, and at the thoughts of parting with me in that condition, and she cried so intolerably, I could not for a long time have any talk with her.
Oliver's heart sank within him, when he thought of his good friends; it was well for him that he could not know what they had heard, or it might have broken outright.
DEAR Editor, My heart sank when I read about plans to expand Touchwood Centre in Solihull - it sinks when I read about any such scheme.
I'm not fussed about the big red love heart commercial stuff of today and my heart sank to hear that Fifty Shades of Grey was being released as a Valentine's movie.
My heart sank when my ticket for the Rotherham game (my first home game this season) dropped through my door this week.
He was also suffering from pneumonia and multiple organ failure; his heart sank in the end.
He said: "It is very unsightly in a lovely part of Emily Mann wrote: "My heart sank when I passed this earlier, I just don't get why people do it