Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being hard-hearted; want of feeling or tenderness; cruelty; inhumanity.
“The leads were allowed to be most heavyhearted — say, after having to take out a foe whose humanity was briefly glimpsed — but hard-heartedness was kept generally to the casting margins, or acknowledged under the cover of exigency.”
“Unlike the effects of alcoholism, you will not develop cirrhosis of the liver—just hard-heartedness, which can be equally detrimental to your health.”
“Put away the self-defeating behavior of hard-heartedness that has you enslaved by thanking Jesus for forgiving you.”
“Soft-mindedness and hard-heartedness are afoot in America, even in the Church.”
“David Golder," the best-selling novel with which she burst onto the French literary scene in 1932, was a powerful but exceedingly harsh portrait of avarice and hard-heartedness.”
“On the other side, failure to confess or refusal to do so is proof of arrogance, self-righteousness, and hard-heartedness.”
“He barked dismally, and Miss Pepper was surprised at Snubby's seeming hard-heartedness.”
“Understanding friendship and the functions of money in Africa will relieve Westerns of a lot of frustration, jugementalism and personal reputations for stinginess and hard-heartedness.”
“We cannot risk hard-heartedness, so we care for the least among His people.”
“He made the plight of the worst-off his chief concern, insisting that "hard-headedness will not so easily excuse hard-heartedness.”
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