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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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Many doctors prefer to give heart drugs to patients in the morning.
The relaunch will give heart to future flotations planned by betting shop chain William Hill, energy services group John Wood and quality control firm Intertek Testing Services.
The astounding growth of these two recycling segments should give heart to those who worry that capitalists have no interest in recycling.
This successful outcome should give heart to the burgeoning living-wage movement, which John Nichols discusses on page 8.
Rather there was a need to give heart to an increasingly incoherent and low density town, to make sure that when you get off the train at Hengelo there's some there there.
The editors conclude with a quotation from the late University of Wisconsin historian, Harvey Goldberg: "For very compelling reasons, the study of American radicals should be essential homework for this generation: because their record can give heart and stomach to Americans who are watching democracy weaken under the weight of conformism; and because their insights and errors, their accomplishments and failures can cast light, even many years later, on the problems of the present."
Quite where the tidal wave of popular uprising that began in Tunisia will end is unclear just now, but the success of the Egyptian people in toppling a corrupt and unpopular regime will give heart to restless populations elsewhere.
FURTHER to my letter (Echo, November 1) on stem calls and how adult stem cells, in particular bone marrow stem cells, can be used to treat heart patients with damaged hearts, it has just been reported that University College Hospital and Bart's in London are planning to give heart patients a revolutionary new treatment involving an injection of the patient's own bone marrow stem cells (adult stem cells) to repair heart damage.
Charter sea angling boats operating in the Mersey have also been getting cod around the 7lb mark and this will give heart to everyone taking part in the Small Boat winter open at New Brighton on Sunday.
A SCHEME to give heart patients a chance to cut their waiting time for surgery has helped more than 50 people in the Coventry area in its first three months.
It sends out a powerful signal and it will give heart to anyone trapped in that kind of damaging, hateful relationship.
would be their battle cry Horseman charging with swords held high Charging the cannons through shot and shell Regimental colours proudly carried by the standard bearer Give heart to the troops as the enemy draws nearer Happy hours I've spent re-enacting this past glory Of the fighting traditions in our British history No side has won and no side has lost Battles are over, soldiers replaced in their tin box A bugler sounds of the final retreat I climb into my bed and drop off to sleep