Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not in love, or not deeply affected by that passion.
- Having unbroken spirits or good courage.
- adj. alternative spelling of heartwhole.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the heart or affections free; not in love.
- adj. With unbroken courage; undismayed.
- adj. Of a single and sincere heart; with unconditional commitment or unstinting devotion.
- adj. with unconditional and enthusiastic devotion
“Do you think I am heart-whole and happy, not knowing where she and your father are, not knowing how they fare?”
“I give you my word I am heart-whole and moreover, I assure you, that before I suffer”
“He answered, “Full oft do we slaughter beasts freely, and smite down great neat for our cheer, and the dream of the erne has but to do with oxen; yea, Atli is heart-whole toward us.””
“O thou heart-whole and free from dole and dolours I endure,”
“And there stood our three men, who laid no hand to hilt, but abode heart-whole by seeming amid the tumult.”
“His friend is his friend still, — entirely heart-whole.”
“But he will insist upon it, he says, that Mr.B. signs some acknowledgment, which I am to carry along with me, that I am intrusted to his honour and yours, and to be returned to him heart-whole and dutiful, and with a reputation as unsullied as he receives me.”
“This was so good that I just had to post it, heart-whole:”
“Accordingly, the very next time he visited her grace, his behaviour was remarkably frank, sprightly and disengaged; and the subject of love being artfully introduced by the widow, who had been directed to sound his inclinations, he rallied the passion with great ease and severity and made no scruple of declaring himself heart-whole.”
“No one, perhaps not even she herself, knew whether she was heart-whole once more.”
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