from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not in love, or not deeply affected by that passion.
  • Having unbroken spirits or good courage.

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

  • adjective Having the heart or affections free; not in love.
  • adjective With unbroken courage; undismayed.
  • adjective Of a single and sincere heart; with unconditional commitment or unstinting devotion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative spelling of heartwhole.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective with unconditional and enthusiastic devotion


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  • Do you think I am heart-whole and happy, not knowing where she and your father are, not knowing how they fare?

    Wicked Will

  • Do you think I am heart-whole and happy, not knowing where she and your father are, not knowing how they fare?

    Wicked Will

  • He answered, “Full oft do we slaughter beasts freely, and smite down great neat for our cheer, and the dream of the erne has but to do with oxen; yea, Atli is heart-whole toward us.”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • O thou heart-whole and free from dole and dolours I endure,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I give you my word I am heart-whole and moreover, I assure you, that before I suffer


  • And there stood our three men, who laid no hand to hilt, but abode heart-whole by seeming amid the tumult.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • But he will insist upon it, he says, that Mr.B. signs some acknowledgment, which I am to carry along with me, that I am intrusted to his honour and yours, and to be returned to him heart-whole and dutiful, and with a reputation as unsullied as he receives me.


  • His friend is his friend still, — entirely heart-whole.

    The History of Pendennis

  • This was so good that I just had to post it, heart-whole:

    If she weighs the same as a duck... - The Panda's Thumb

  • Accordingly, the very next time he visited her grace, his behaviour was remarkably frank, sprightly and disengaged; and the subject of love being artfully introduced by the widow, who had been directed to sound his inclinations, he rallied the passion with great ease and severity and made no scruple of declaring himself heart-whole.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle


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