honest-hearted love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of an honest heart; true; faithful.


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  • And every one of his old friends, and every honest-hearted fellow who likes to see shrewdness, and honesty, and courage succeed, was glad of his good fortune, and said,

    The Newcomes

  • And Mr. Longman, who had no power to leave the house for three days past, hasted to congratulate his worthy principal; and never was so much moving joy seen, as this honest-hearted steward ran over with.


  • O how I want such an obliging honest-hearted man as John!


  • Such an essentially honest-hearted and generous people cannot cite the caste-leveling precepts of Christianity, or believe in equality of opportunity for all men, without coming to feel more and more with each generation that the present drawing of the color-line is a flat contradiction to their beliefs and professions.

    The South in Black and White

  • A very honest-hearted fellow, and as poor as the king.

    King Lear

  • In one moiety of her character, her habits, and her desires, she had been wedded to things good in themselves — to religion, to charity, and to honest-hearted uprightness.

    The Small House at Allington

  • He was not quite comfortable as he left the house; but, nevertheless, he was sufficiently honest-hearted to own to himself that Mary Thorne was a fine girl.

    Doctor Thorne

  • And if at times these things bent the welded iron of his soul, much more did his far-away domestic memories of his young Cape wife and child, tend to bend him still more from the original ruggedness of his nature, and open him still further to those latent influences which, in some honest-hearted men, restrain the gush of dare-devil daring, so often evinced by others in the more perilous vicissitudes of the fishery.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Davis, an honest-hearted fellow he was, as ever walked in shoe leather.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 9, 1841

  • Horace Graham was not particularly conceited, and yet, in common with many other men of his age, he had a conviction that, in some way or other, life had great exceptional prizes in store for him; and indeed he was so strong, and young, and honest-hearted, that he had been successful enough hitherto within his narrow limits.

    My Little Lady


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