from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Noble or courageous in spirit: a greathearted general.
  • adj. Generous; magnanimous: a greathearted landowner.

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  • adj. Nobly courageous
  • adj. Magnanimous


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  • You can, I suppose, dismiss that message as purest Victorian hypocrisy, but to listen to the G-Minor Mass and the Fifth Symphony is to know that the greathearted genius who made them was the truest of believers in the power of art to uplift and ennoble the souls of his fellow men.

    How Can Skeptics Make Convincing Religious Art?

  • He feels the same way as she does—of course he does—but she is married to the man they both love and admire—the greathearted Geoffrey Moor.

    Louisa May Alcott

  • This too has been told you by any number of greathearted men.

    Lock Up Your Daughters

  • He constantly humbles and amazes us with his blazing insights and his greathearted worldview.

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

  • Berda and Locasti were on the ground with their greathearted horses standing over them like guard dogs.

    Exile's Honor

  • I am speaking privately with a concerned Dwayne Bern, a veteran of the first titanic Meal-Creem deal and a recipient of some of Meal's greathearted largesse.

    Clash of the Titans

  • God of mercy, Master of our destinies, bless all those who work for good, all those who inspire; bless that greathearted man Father Dominique

    Georges Pire - Nobel Lecture

  • Alas that a fey mood should fall on a man so greathearted in this hour of need!

    The Lord of the Rings

  • This is indicated where we read “for the burgher of greathearted Erechtheus has a pleasant face [but you should see him naked; then you would be cautious].”

    The Six Enneads.

  • If there be a man who can truly be called American, then Butler is that man: a greathearted worker and a splendid organizer.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1931 - Presentation Speech


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