Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the heart or affections disengaged; heart-whole.

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Examples

  • Sometimes it almost frightens me to think that they are grandchildren, MY grandchildren — I, who only the other day, it would seem, was as heart-free, leg-free, care-free a girl as ever bestrode a horse, or swam in the big surf, or gathered opihis at low tide, or laughed at a dozen lovers.

    ON THE MAKALOA MAT

  • She documents how our ideas about sex seesaw between the extremes of fundamentalist fact-free "Bible-based" repression and callous heart-free "secular" license.

    Frank Schaeffer: The Two Men Kissing Gut-Check (a New Movie)

  • But before the hour of night she came to him, wrapped in a veil of black silk, and she went in to him and aroused him from sleep, saying, “How canst thou pretend to love me, when thou art sleeping heart-free and in complete content?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Lucien began the strife by a piece of vehement petulence, at which a woman laughs so long as she is heart-free, and saddens only when she loves; whereupon Louise took a lofty tone, and began one of her long orations, interlarded with high-sounding words.

    Two Poets

  • I have laid a scheme to do so; if indeed she be hitherto innocent and heart-free.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Lily was heart-free at the time, and had ever been so.

    The Small House at Allington

  • Sometimes it almost frightens me to think that they are grandchildren, my grandchildren — I, who only the other day, it would seem, was as heart-free, leg-free, care-free a girl as ever bestrode a horse, or swam in the big surf, or gathered opihis at low tide, or laughed at a dozen lovers.

    ON THE MAKALOA MAT

  • They had broken up with the minimum of ill-feeling on either part and he was, at the moment, heart-free and glad of it.

    Killer Dolphin

  • That woman, lovely, sweet, brilliant, could she accept all that you offer her and give nothing in return if she were heart-free?

    The Imaginary Marriage

  • When Esther Johnson began to love him he was heart-free, yet unable, because of his straitened means, to marry.

    Famous Affinities of History — Volume 4

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