Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being soft-hearted; tendency or disposition to be touched, or moved to sympathy; tenderness of heart; benevolence; gentleness.
“She also betrays a trace of her dad's soft-heartedness; recently, she left one of the freezers open, which happened to contain her beloved pet canary, Missy.”
“And it isn2t soft-heartedness on his part, some bygones-be-bygones kind of gibberish.”
“We're talking about self-idealized rugged individualism that can't stand bleeding-heart liberalism (soft-heartedness; weakness) and masks that loathing behind a criticism of a conveniently defined notion of coercion.”
“First, we'll look at the trivial case a villain who actually benefited from a hero's soft-heartedness several different times, according to my sources.”
“Note: I am told that Spidey finally in a story I don't think I ever saw overcame this extreme soft-heartedness toward the Black Fox, and handed the guy over to the authorities after catching him red-handed.”
“It seems that it was a procedural cock-up that caused the judge to rule that the slaughter order was unlawful, not any judicial soft-heartedness.”
“If all of this talk about the H-P family suggests soft-heartedness, one needs only to bring up financial matters and the tough guy CEO reappears.”
“With all his soft-heartedness and good-nature, Savka despised women.”
“He was notorious for his soft-heartedness, and all the beggars in Kyauktada made him their target.”
“So most of the differences that I remember were concerning that: his soft-heartedness, the ease with which he could be … some-times taken in, I would say.”
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