from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Felt in one's own breast; inward; private.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Felt in one's own breast; inward; private: as, home-felt joys.


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  • Such sacred and home-felt delight I never heard till now.

    Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades

  • A wild and yet a sweet and home-felt strain is this of "Whistling Jack," -- a mountain bird, well used to mountain weather, and just now too happy to forego his music, no matter how the storm might rage.

    The Foot-path Way

  • The Barton festivities are over; Christmas, with all its home-felt revelry of the heart, has passed like a dream; the Jessamy Bride has beamed her last smile upon the poor poet, and the early part of 1774 finds him in his now dreary bachelor abode in the Temple, toiling fitfully and hopelessly at a multiplicity of tasks.

    Oliver Goldsmith

  • In the days of chivalry, Woman was habitually viewed more as an ideal; but I do not know that she inspired a deeper and more home-felt reverence than Iphigenia in the breast of Achilles, or Macarla in that of her old guardian, Iolaus.

    Woman in the Ninteenth Century and Kindred Papers Relating to the Sphere, Condition and Duties, of Woman.

  • In the midst of her extreme anxiety for the fate of Ireland,—where Tyrone for the present carried all things at his will, boasting himself the champion of the Romish cause, and proclaiming his expectation of Spanish aid; and of her more intimate and home-felt uneasiness respecting the effect of her measures of chastisement on the haughty mind of Essex, -- we find Elizabeth promoting with some affectation the amusements of her court.

    Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth

  • Hence home-felt pleasure prompts the Patriot's sigh; [g]


  • Those events, which in rapid succession banished the misguided inhabitants from Paris, and which so totally excluded security and the home-felt joys of domestic peace, appeared to rivet monsieur du Rivage to his desk and the capital.

    The Unexpected Legacy

  • Who, from such a flimsy, round-about, unmeaning commencement as this, would expect the delightful, unexaggerated, home-felt descriptions of natural scenery, which are scattered in such unconscious profusion through this and the following cantos?

    Lectures on the English Poets Delivered at the Surrey Institution

  • "Assuredly," he says, "the citizens of London in that year who heard Shakespeare's play must have felt the force of 'Et tu, Brute,' and must have seen Brutus's death, with keener and more home-felt influence than we feel and hear the things with now."

    The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Cæsar

  • What ha | »pj hoort of home-felt bUft Did love on both beftow!

    The Lady's Poetical Magazine, Or, Beauties of British Poetry


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