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  • n. Plural form of heart.
  • n. One of the four suits of playing cards, in red, marked with the symbol ♥.
  • n. A trick-taking card game in which players are penalized for taking hearts and (especially) the queen of spades.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of heart.

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

  • n. a form of whist in which players avoid winning tricks containing hearts or the queen of spades


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  • Where hearts are not wilfully closed against such preaching of "_the truth as it is in Jesus_," they will, through its power, become "_broken and contrite hearts_," from which will arise earnest pleadings for forgiveness and acceptance.

    The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

  • In fact, the only time the phrase "hearts and minds" appears in the U.S. Army's counterinsurgency field manual is in an appendix—written by Australian expert David Kilcullen— that explains that the hearts-and-minds approach is not about making people like you but about affecting the decisions they make.

    In Afghanistan With Our Warrior Elite

  • The Kenyans have been counting on international aid groups to prop up their counterinsurgency campaign - the phrase "hearts and minds" crops up repeatedly in conversations with the soldiers.

    The Seattle Times

  • And the lady of our hearts is all the one — ­the Little


  • I hope that after the smoke clears, level heads will prevail, and they will do what they know in their hearts is the right thing. cindy

    Angry Clinton supporters tell party leaders: 'Let's go McCain!'

  • The fear of death that lurks in our hearts is a fear of absence, of a forced exile from her life, of missing that life.

    Another View of Distance… | Her Bad Mother

  • What English people of nearly all classes loathe from the bottom of their hearts is the swaggering officer type, the jingle of spurs and the crash of boots.

    The Lion and the Unicorn

  • And the lady of our hearts is all the one — ­the Little Lady.

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

  • This unluckily was not my business: I wished to elevate their minds; but to what they called their hearts I had not the slightest claim.

    Chapter XVI. Book IV

  • Bread, salt, and our hearts is all we can offer, but you are welcome to stay as long as you wish.

    High Albania


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  • Really? I've got Hearts down. Now the Bridge bidding conventions, I've been unable to even learn those once.

    September 19, 2007

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  • Is also a card game that I always have to be retaught, because I can never remember how to play it.

    September 19, 2007

  • Can be written in smiley form thusly:

    September 19, 2007