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- adj. Alternative form of tenderhearted.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having great sensibility; susceptible of impressions or influence; affectionate; pitying; sensitive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having great sensibility; susceptible.
- Very susceptible of the softer passions of love, pity, or kindness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. easily moved to love
- adj. easily moved by another's distress
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Yet the tender-hearted may not be able to avoid a pang of sympathy, even for the bland and featureless mussel, when they learn how the sea star does its killing.
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
When politicians narrowly define national priorities and economists ignore those who are willing but unable to obtain housing, healthcare, and decent wages, tender-hearted clergy draw a wider circle -- one that insists on equity and economic productivity, in America and abroad.
Tough but tender-hearted, independent, disappointed but never needy.
Hours later, when nearly 400 bodies had been removed from the smoldering ruin, the policeman heading the recovery operation reported to the emperor's famously tender-hearted cousin, Archduke Albrecht, "All saved, Your Imperial Highness."
We came together to urge those who claim the name of Christ to "put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you" (Ephesians 4: 31-32).
It's really an achievement, when you stop to think of it, for Mr. Damon to switch from tough-as-nails Jason Bourne to tender-hearted Benjamin Mee, but he makes the transition look effortless.
Instead, God's love sent tender-hearted volunteers to minister to those in need.
Rick Perry may think evolution is "a theory that's out there" and it's "got some gaps in it," but his movement from a can-do job-creating, armed criminal-killer to an earnestly tender-hearted fetus-defender is more than just a theory, and it has very few gaps.
For the tender-hearted, this can be a psychological mine field while self-righteous bullies reign unchallenged.
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