Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hard-hearted; stingy.

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Examples

  • Just what she expected to find beyond the door she did not know, but it must have been some horror, for it was with a heart-bound of wild relief that she finally made out Allan

    The Rose-Garden Husband

  • Thus she cast aside in one day three good men and true, heart-bound to one who was not worthy to be ranked with any of them.

    Sisters

  • "No, Kathie, I am not going just yet," was the decided reply, though there was a startled heart-bound at the girl's reference to

    Katherine's Sheaves

  • Katherine repeated to herself, with a, heart-bound of astonishment.

    Katherine's Sheaves

  • While we honor the sentiment which caused them to surrender their heart-bound associations, and the profession to which they were bred, on which they relied for subsistence, to go, with nothing save their swords and faithful hearts, to fight, to bleed, and to die if need be, in defense of their homes and a righteous cause, we can but remember how much was lost by their view of what their honor and duty demanded.

    The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government

  • There may be many a land where the verdure blooms more in fragrance and in richness, where the clime breathes softer, and a brighter sky lights up the landscape; but there is none -- I have travelled through many a one -- where more touching and heart-bound associations are blended with the features of the soil than in Ireland, and cold must be the spirit, and barren the affections of him who can dwell amidst its mountains and its valleys, its tranquil lakes, its wooded fens, without feeling their humanizing influence upon him.

    Charles O'Malley — Volume 2

  • Or if they're so heart-bound to one of the Blood that losing the sun of the mortal lands seems no kind of sacrifice to make. "

    Beyond World's End

  • a sudden heart-bound, as she thought she saw signs of yielding in her sister.

    His Heart's Queen

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