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true-heartedness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fidelity; loyalty; sincerity.

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Examples

  • By recounting his life in flashback, Jamal convinces the police captain of his true-heartedness and returns for the final showdown question.

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  • Rheinlander is so in a still higher degree; but among the former I think there will be found more true-heartedness, inoffensiveness, and simplicity of manners, especially with the female sex, where it borders on _naïveté_.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 398, November 14, 1829

  • The harnessed knights, the ancient keeps, the true-heartedness, honesty and downrightness, but especially the independence of the acting characters, were received with the greatest approbation.

    Chapter X. Book II

  • “Something of his old true-heartedness, I miss, however, ” added he.

    Chapter I. Book VIII

  • I have heard conventional professional people, who thought they were giving utterance to manly and independent sentiments, speak slightingly of dukes and duchesses, as if the possession of high rank necessarily forfeited all claims to simplicity and true-heartedness.

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  • He thus became Luther's first biographer, and, from his personal intimacy with his friend, and his own true-heartedness, fervour, and genuineness of nature, he must ever remain endeared to the followers and admirers of the great Reformer.

    Life of Martin Luther

  • The "heart," then, must here mean the sincerity of both the thoughts and the feelings; in other words, uprightness or true-heartedness, as opposed to a hypocritical or divided affection.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Waubeno was a faithful friend, and he came to love him for true-heartedness, sympathy, and native worth of soul.

    In The Boyhood of Lincoln A Tale of the Tunker Schoolmaster and the Times of Black Hawk

  • But why, she began to wonder, why had she succumbed just now -- at the moment when her daughter, in all true-heartedness and overflowing happiness, had given herself to the man she loved?

    The Bridal March; One Day

  • And charming Lady Betty departed also with early hours, pillions, and cosmetics -- that blending of nature and art, knowledge of the corrupt world and abiding true-heartedness, which then existed -- a sort of marvel.

    Girlhood and Womanhood The Story of some Fortunes and Misfortunes

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