Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a dull, faint heart; spiritless; listless.

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Examples

  • For I fear nothing more, than that many ministers, who preach well, will be found but imperfectly qualified for this work, especially to manage it with old, ignorant, dead-hearted sinners.

    The Reformed Pastor

  • Is there a dead-hearted woman in all God's beautiful world, I wonder, who would not weep again, if she could, over life's yellowing symbols

    In Simpkinsville : character tales,

  • ” exclaimed he, “thou conceivest, dead-hearted worldling, that thou canst be a friend?

    Chapter XI. Book III

  • We give ourselves license to react to fictional particulars, if only to assure ourselves that our day-in-day-out distance from general realities doesn’t make us dead-hearted people who walk around smothered in an emotional Snuggie.

    Thursday (sob) Nov. 11 (sniff) – The Bleat.

  • When it teakes your honour, you’re all heat, and fire, and fury, Lord bless us! but when it catches poor Tim, he’s cold and dead-hearted, he sheakes and shivers like an aspen leaf, that he does.”

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • For months after Elizabeth’s funeral, the dead-hearted house sat empty, adrift in wild grass and packed with the cargo of four lifetimes.

    CLEAR PICTURES

  • For months after Elizabeth’s funeral, the dead-hearted house sat empty, adrift in wild grass and packed with the cargo of four lifetimes.

    CLEAR PICTURES

  • His fire wakes kindred fire ... why must we leave the business of teaching to the corpse-minded, the dead-hearted? like so many of our professors and teachers!”

    Tramping on Life

  • His fire wakes kindred fire ... why must we leave the business of teaching to the corpse-minded, the dead-hearted? like so many of our professors and teachers! "

    Tramping on Life An Autobiographical Narrative

  • Lord bless us! but when it catches poor Tim, he's cold and dead-hearted, he sheakes and shivers like an aspen leaf, that he does. "

    The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

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