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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
References in classic literature ?
Look where she would, lay her hand on what she might, the object responded to her consciousness, as if a moist human heart were in it.
Unless you adopted the opinion of certain observers of the human heart, and thought that the chevalier had the voice of his nose, his organ of speech would have amazed you by its full and redundant sound.
Religious sentiment, consecrating the natural affections and rights of the human heart, above all that pitiful care and awe for the perishing human clay of which relic-worship is but the corruption, has always had much to do with localities, with the thoughts which attach themselves to definite scenes and places.
A mortal man, with once a human heart, has become a fiend for his especial torment.
Davis, feeling that any man possessing a human heart would relent when that delicious perfume met his nose.
He would not know that hidden behind the apple-blossoms, or among the golden corn, or under the shrouding boughs of the wood, there might be a human heart beating heavily with anguish--perhaps a young blooming girl, not knowing where to turn for refuge from swift-advancing shame, understanding no more of this life of ours than a foolish lost lamb wandering farther and farther in the nightfall on the lonely heath, yet tasting the bitterest of life's bitterness.
Out they toddled from rugged Avila, wide-eyed and helpless-looking as two fawns, but with human hearts, already beating to a national idea; until domestic reality met them in the shape of uncles, and turned them back from their great resolve.
It was like the deep vibration of some vast underground machinery, and like the muffled pulsations of millions of human hearts.
In the frozen human heart, the silent seeds of confidence are prepared for amazing new growth.
The first-person narration provides the reader with an inside tour of the colorful bayou environment, and a rare insight into the wonders of the human heart.
John Paul assured us that Jesus wants to have a deep personal contact with each one of us: "Only Jesus is the true master, only Jesus speaks the unchanging message that responds to the deepest longings of the human heart, because He alone knows what is in each person.
Can the sleek new machine replace the human heart, a powerhouse, fist-size muscle that beats nearly 100,000 times a day without fail?