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Dog-hearted

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Dog-hearted Inhuman; cruel.
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Usage

In literature:

That star you saw beat like a heart must have been a dog star.
"Hortus Inclusus" by John Ruskin
In his heart a fierce wave of self-contempt at his own hypocrisy surged up once more, but he forced it doggedly down.
"The Crevice" by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
The dog thought this was because the girl had a kind heart.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
The sailors were sure that he had, and more than one said the same in jest, who in his heart regarded the dog as a sort of diabolic animal.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
He must have had a tender place somewhere in his heart, or three young women wouldn't fondle him like a dog.
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
I shall pluck out his heart and dogs shall eat it.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
M'Dermot was an excellent fellow, neither a wit nor a Solomon; but a good-hearted dog who had been much liked at Trin.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 365, March, 1846" by Various
Men and dogs alike abhor "spring-cleaning," and William's heart died within him.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
Houston next knelt beside Bull-dog; a faint fluttering about the heart was the only sign of life.
"The Award of Justice" by A. Maynard Barbour
Don't you think a dog has a heart, Norton?
"The House in Town" by Susan Warner
And to the joy of a great crowd in the Hot Dog saloon, he sat on the bar and sang his little heart out.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
He tore my heart out living, and tossed it his dogs to eat.
"The Lord of Misrule" by Alfred Noyes
It's dogged as does it; faint heart, they say, nevah won fair lady!
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
Low Dog says I can't fight until some one lends me a heart.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
His heart beat as quickly as if he had had dogs behind him, and he hardly dared to look, lest he should be disappointed.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
What went most to his heart were shootin' the old dog.
"Mad Shepherds" by L. P. Jacks
That miserable dog was Dan Pepperill, whose heart was so much bigger than his wit.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
I was as sorry as a dog that I ventured to let fall a disrespectful word, and took the lesson to heart.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
A lap-dog has broke the hearts of thousands.
"The Tatler, Volume 3" by Various
The old dog's heart was bust.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
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In poetry:

Then he turned and rode back as fast as he could go,
And crying on his little, dog, with his heart full of woe,
And all along the road he still saw drops of blood,
Which brought tears into his eyes in a flood.
"The Faithful Dog Fido" by William Topaz McGonagall
The dog knew it was time for her master to go,
And for fear of sleeping too long Fido's heart was full of woe,
And she began to bark loud and strong,
Then her master jumped up, troubled because he'd slept so long.
"The Faithful Dog Fido" by William Topaz McGonagall
He called his BILL, who pulled his curl,
He said, "My BILL, I understand
You've captivated some young gurl
On this here French and foreign land.
Her tender heart your beauties jog -
They do, you know they do, you dog.
"Babette's Love" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I'd tramped the whole day long on the weary roads ashore,
I was tired as a dog, and my heart was sick and sore,
By strange towns, and long roads, I'd plodded wearily
With ne'er a soul to call my friend, and far from the sea.
"The Smell Of The Sea" by Cicely Fox Smith
"Our faithful dog grew mad, and died,
"The lightning smote our cottage low—
"We had no resting-place beside
"And knew not whither we should go,—
"For we were poor,—and hearts of stone
"Will never throb at mis'ry's groan.
"All Alone" by Mary Darby Robinson
Hie at him, dogs! one bullet cannot kill a foe so grim;
The God of battles nerve a Man to grapple now with him,--
And straight between his hugging arms I plunge my whetted knife,
Ha -- ha! it splits his iron heart, and drinks the ruddy life!
"Adventure" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Veronique Matthews, founder of the nonprofit Hearts & Hooves, enlists horses and dogs in the healing process.
These are always stories that touch our hearts and prove why dogs are considered mans best friend.
But what touches our hearts even more, is when dogs put their lives at risk to save another animal.
Since I've opened my heart to dogs in general and rescues in particular, I happen to think all (well at least most) dogs are gorgeous in their own way.
Dulux, the paint brand, is placing consumers' emotional connection to the brand at the heart of its marketing and bringing back the iconic dog mascot in its latest campaign that launches next week.
Big dog, small dog, pit bull, chihuahua — I have a heart for them all.
When a dog breathes in, his heart rate increases.
The heart-warming story of a brave Marine who fought to adopt the German Shepherd Dog she served with in Iraq has had a happy ending.
In the heart of Dilworth, on the upper dog-leg of Park Road and across from the American Red Cross building is the Park Square shopping center.
Open your heart and home to a found dog.
Island Theatre 's touring production of 'Heart of a Dog' might be portable, but it's still very funny.
There's a new invention that's bringing together two things near and dear to the hearts of men across America: dogs and beer.
Dogs, Rats, and Heart Attacks.
Learn how to take care of your elderly dog, cat or other pets to ensure that they stay healthy and young at heart.
If you have a place in your home and your heart for United or any of the other dogs and cats up for adoption at the SPCA of Texas, call 214-742-7722.
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