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  • adj. Full of courage or nobleness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of courage or nobleness; high-souled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Courageous; high-spirited.


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  • He edited and annotated them, hoping the "public-at-large" would profit by reading "the page-by-page transition of this man from high-hearted exuberance to hopeless resignation."

    How the West Was, Once

  • But Lady Laura was a blonde, and trouble had told upon her outwardly, as it is wont to do upon those who are fair-skinned, and, at the same time, high-hearted.

    Phineas Redux

  • He is at any rate too high-hearted to be affected by the prospect of such variation.

    An Autobiography

  • No! Instead, the Satrap himself, high-hearted adventurous young man that he is, has decided to come himself.

    The Mad Ship

  • True, grim determination had taken the place of high-hearted hopes, but people could still find a silver lining in the cloud.

    Gone with the Wind

  • We were the most high-hearted kids you've ever seen.

    Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II

  • He thought of high-hearted Trolwen, philosophic Tolk, earnest young Angrek, he thought of brave kindly Delp and his wife Rodonis, who was so much more a lady than many a human female he had known.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate

  • Valor and steadfastness and high-hearted laughter were the riches of our state; no one could show them forth as she did, and not be loved.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • Already Ivan, high-hearted, knew that the long-worshipped image of the young Nathalie was gone, forever, from the chapel of his mind; and that, already, in the empty niche, stood the shadow of another form: one less fairy-like, less bewitching; but more suited to the reverence of reason, and worthier of the homage he found himself still so ready to outpour.

    The Genius

  • Tudor, whatever its faults, was a determined resolute dynasty enough -- high-hearted and strong-headed.

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851


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