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Gentle-hearted

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Gentle-hearted Having a kind or gentle disposition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gentle-hearted Having a kind heart; of mild disposition; kind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Gentle-hearted having a gentle or kind disposition
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. gentilis. See Genteel.

Usage

In literature:

Sympathy flowed freely from the gentle-hearted Senora and her daughter.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
Hail, Queen, white-armed Goddess, divine Selene, gentle of heart and fair of tress.
"The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological" by Andrew Lang
John with a breaking heart lifted her in his arms and carried her gently to-and-fro.
"The Measure of a Man" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
A man loving, gentle, forgiving of heart, like Moses son of Amram.
"The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran" by Anonymous
A tender heart and a gentle spirit found strange housing in a body given over to reckless prodigality.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
Her neighbors gave Renee a name for gentleness and a good heart.
"Short Story Classics (American) Vol. 2" by Various
But it was his mother who led him gently towards the higher things, and opened the eyes of his understanding and the doors of his heart.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
They talked on for half an hour, and with every moment he discovered fresh qualities of sweetness and light in her gentle heart.
"Beyond The Rocks" by Elinor Glyn
Gentle breezes fanned the cheeks of two troubled lovers who thus far had kept well their heart secrets.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
He was a gentle-hearted boy and his masters loved him.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
Being upon the shore, which was gently shelving, they were able to walk in and drink to their hearts' content.
"Through Palestine with the 20th Machine Gun Squadron" by Unknown
We must make ourselves beloved by our gentleness, patience and charity, and win men's minds and hearts to incline them to God.
"The Makers of Canada: Bishop Laval" by A. Leblond de Brumath
St. Nicholas' gentle heart was touched.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XII, Jan. 3, 1891" by Various
In that room and there alone, the fair, gentle, woful creature gave free reign to the grief of her stricken mother-heart.
"The Dreamer" by Mary Newton Stanard
And she would love you with all her heart, she is so good and gentle.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Has the mild chaperon claimed thy yielding heart, Carroll's dark page, Trevelyan's gentle art?
"Memoir of Jane Austen" by James Edward Austen-Leigh
Our colliding emotions might rend us, they could never again tear at her gentle heart.
"Told in a French Garden" by Mildred Aldrich
But Bob knew what sort of tears they were, and he was as gentle as though his skin had been as white as was his heart.
"Crittenden" by John Fox, Jr.
Oh, Susy, you sweet little biographer, you break my old heart with your gentle charities!
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
Mrs. Grahame was a gentle and lovely woman, with an eye to see and a heart to feel her husband's excellences.
"Evenings at Donaldson Manor" by Maria J. McIntosh
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In poetry:

The merry gentle moon herself,
Heart-stirring too, like her,
Wakening wild and innocent love
In every worshipper.
"My Lady In Her White Silk Shawl" by Vachel Lindsay
Nay, sometimes, and to gentle heart,
Unkind words from him go!
Surely it is no saviour's part
To speak to women so!
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Oh! gentle sir, calm and secure,
Lone on your pillow wake,
A lady, knocking at your door,
Has brought her heart to break.
"Love" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Then gentle Grace came smiling next,
Without the aid of art,
And, with a soft and pleasing bliss,
She past into my heart.
"A Stroll Down Quality Row" by James Avis Bartley
O! blessings on a hillside life
That trammels not the heart,
But in its gentle pleasures rife
Stands with its back to art.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
And for thy kind and gentle heart
We bring the jessamine,
To twine with ivy, ever green—
True friendship’s sacred sign.
"To A Beautiful Child On Her Birthday With A Wreath Of Flowers" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Jack Kornfield leads a meditation to bring acceptance and heart-opening gentleness into your own life.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Gayle Ann Lawson, 47, Mohall, with her kind, loving and gentle heart, entered heaven on Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012.
Nathanial is a 10-year-old boy with a gentle spirit and a big heart.
Adidas pitchman Robert Griffin III wrote "Heart" on his Nike warmup shirt — hey, it's not his fault if the heart just happens to lie under the Nike logo — before the Washington Redskins' season opener and was gently warned by the NFL.
Slow down my restless heart and fill mewith gentle compassion for all your people.
A killer with a good heart in 'A Somewhat Gentle Man'.
But the pair of 10-inch-long razorback suckers I watched a group of biologists pull from nets in Lake Mohave one warm March morning -- and then gently measure, scan, and return to the water -- didn't make my heart skip.
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