from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing gladness and tender feelings: a heartwarming tale.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. causing gladness and pleasure; -- used mostly of the actions of people, and sometimes of animals.
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- adj. causing gladness and pleasure
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KAGAN: And here's what you might call a heartwarming Y2K story.
To never again see the word "heartwarming" describe the book THE HELP.
Ugh. We did see sob stories and train wrecks and clueless folk but I don't care about these "heartwarming" stories.
We have established a kind of heartwarming intimacy with people we've never met that can only come through the author-reader relationship, and, their emails have frequently moved me beyond words.
This is the premise for a bizarrely funny road trip in the family station wagon from Long Island to Manhattan, where she will get all kinds of advice – although not the kind of heartwarming stuff one would normally associate with a Thanksgiving movie.
WERDE: But as I've seen this footage, he clearly seemed able to perform and he seemed spot on with his dance moves and the choreography, it was kind of heartwarming, too.
I was perusing a magazine listing the films that were available to watch on the box this week and I was amazed at just how many films were described in those terms... 'heartwarming'.
They dont make good books, no, but most of those stories have been made into 'heartwarming' film scripts.
I must admit that I picked up The Santa Letters with trepidation, prepared to trudge through something "heartwarming," "uplifting," and be force fed dripping sentimentality.
Lyon, 83, said it was "heartwarming" that the city wants her and Martin, 87, to be the first couple to marry, but she said they are just a small part of what will happen as same-sex marriage begins in California.