- hearted + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Evidence perhaps, that even with the most advanced and sustainably-minded undertakings, a bit of whimsy and light-heartedness is good for the soul and home.”
“The goldfinch has the advantage of the titmouse in several respects, but he lacks that sprightliness, that exceeding light-heartedness, which is the chickadee's most endearing characteristic.”
“Unreserved children of sincerity, by the very open-heartedness which is one great cause of their commanding power, and contagiously diffuses every zealous affection originating in their nobility of nature -- by this grown to excess, made negligent of instinctive self-defence, and heedless of misconstruction, or overcome by importunate and clinging temptations -- to what charges have they not been exposed from that proneness to disparaging judgments so common in little minds!”
“German pieces of this kind are often extremely charming and diverting, and they impart that light-heartedness which is a first condition of a healthy mind.”
“A splendid Newfoundland fisherman and his wife had a summer fishing station here, and with that generous open-heartedness which is characteristic of our seafarers, they were only too anxious to help.”
“In a way the music is both meteorological and psychological; it pictures the dreary waste of country; it seems to speak of the falling snow and biting frost; but it also gives voice to the heavy-heartedness which is the prevailing mood of the act.”
“I will try to imitate you, and rise above the half-heartedness which is the bane of existence, and which makes the firm path of life a trembling, swaying bridge.”
“But if there was little amusement, there was, on the other hand, great devotion; the Princess, as a child, had that peculiar combination of self-will and warm-heartedness which is apt to win for a child a special love from its elders.”
“On the other hand, there are some who I agree with on moral issues, who, nonetheless, bludgeon others on these same issues, and cause people to return to the kind of hard-heartedness which is going to prevent societal change.”
“We will listen to them with the same open-heartedness we bring to all editorial feedback that doesn't come from ourselves!”
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