single-hearted love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Sincere and dedicated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having an honest heart; free from duplicity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having an honest heart; free from duplicity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a single, sincere, or honest heart; free from duplicity.
  • Proceeding from or characteristic of a sincere heart.


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  • Compared to his duplicity, their single-hearted yearning seems almost naive.

    Rose Marie Berger: Epiphany: When Three Kings Beat a Royal Flush

  • But, launched out, the decision made, the line of least resistance taken, he knew, single-thoughted, single-hearted, only that he was going to Skipper.


  • Enough for me the mystery of the eternity of life, and the inkling of the marvelous structure of reality, together with the single-hearted endeavor to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the reason that manifests itself in nature.

    Krista Tippett: Albert Einstein's Faith: Was the Great Physicist Spiritual?

  • That single-hearted focus might have helped both of them during this brief season of separation to remain faithful to each other.

    Under a Maui Moon

  • Scripture scholars contend that the original language of the Beatitudes should not be rendered as “Blessed are the single-hearted” or “Blessed are the peacemakers” or “Blessed are those who struggle for justice.”

    Tattoos on the Heart

  • Do you pray in fervor and sincerity with the single-hearted goal of knowing God with all of Your heart, like Francis did?

    The mystical ecstasy of God's love!

  • Yet that is what has happened, and it is not a cynical by-blow on the part of Dryden; the last line is entirely rousing and single-hearted.

    "Courage is not solely for men, but it is mainly for men."

  • All that is said of single-hearted devotedness to God and close following of Christ, is in itself right; the fallacy which Maude very naturally overlooked consists in ignoring that this devotedness to God can only be acceptable to Him when it leads us to follow His leading, not our own ; to do ' what our hand findeth to do,' not what our will chooseth.


  • As the single-hearted Scottishman had never for a moment doubted these gods of the ancient Gentiles to be actually devils, so he now hesitated not to believe that the blasphemous hymn of the Saracen had raised up an infernal spirit.

    The Talisman

  • Ravenswood pleaded, apologised, and even kneeled, to appease her displeasure; and Lucy, as placable as she was single-hearted, readily forgave the offence which his doubts had implied.

    The Bride of Lammermoor


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