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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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Easter scored against the Jacks last season, but forgot to do the Ayatollah, but his mates made a point to remind him not to forget if he scored against the Swans, a suggestion he obviously took to heart.
Positioned at the southernmost edge of the urban renewal area, Palacio functions as a "gateway" to the Melrose Commons community, a fact that MAP Architects took to heart in developing a design scheme for the building.
The story of the peace candle began 19 years ago when an elderly Russian woman took to heart the Chinese proverb "Don't curse the darkness--light a candle," and inadvertently started a prayer-for-peace chain that has not only remained unbroken but has grown longer, involving various Christian churches around the world.