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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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I'm a Middlesbrough fan first and foremost but Rangers are very close to heart too and this was a dream for today, although it was maybe a bigger day for my dad.
There are many topics that needs to be discussed and follow up with the Egyptian minister, particularly after my recent visit to Egypt, I wish success and prosperity to our close to heart country Egypt," Sheikh Salman added.
Right from the musical instruments to the opera-styled melodrama to highlight the impact of changing seasons on human mood was so much in tune with modernity that everyone among the audience felt it close to heart.
I understand the tradition and culture associated with Cardiff City, a club close to heart of every one of our fans," he said.
She loved listening to music, spending time on the beaches of Cape Cod, and found great joy with her interactions with children and her several dearest friends whom she held close to heart.