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free-heartedness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Frankness; openness of heart; liberality.

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Examples

  • Her gay candor proved to me – perhaps to others besides me – the girl's entire free-heartedness.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • He knew that in preaching they wanted noise, emotion, and fire; that in the preacher they wanted free-heartedness and cordiality.

    The heart of happy hollow A collection of stories

  • In this volume, more than in any other, the German people of divers kinds have found a point of sympathy with his life, its poetry and music, its affection and free-heartedness, its deep piety and earnest aspiration.

    Luther and Other Leaders of the Reformation

  • When he spoke, his manner had lost the free-heartedness of a little while before; there was a slight diffidence in it.

    The Girl at Cobhurst

  • Everything the host had was at his guest's disposal, and though coffee and sugar were the dearest of his luxuries, often purchased with a whole season's trapping, the black fluid was offered with genuine free-heartedness, and the last plug of tobacco placed at the disposition of his chance visitor, as though it could be picked up on the ground anywhere.

    The old Santa Fe trail The Story of a Great Highway

  • Her gay candour proved to me -- perhaps to others besides me -- the girl's entire free-heartedness.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • "I mean in his confidence in men, and his free-heartedness, giving away what he has.

    Summerfield or, Life on a Farm

  • "How blessed it is that God sends these 'perpetual messiahs' among us, to lead us back to innocence and free-heartedness and faith ....

    Memories of Hawthorne

  • Music and joy, free-heartedness, a handsome, youthful bridegroom, our whole connection gathered here from the army and navy, from South, West, and North, and all happy except poor Daniel Custis, about to lose his child! "

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times

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