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Heart-struck

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Heart-struck (Shak.) driven to the heart, deeply fixed in the mind:
    • adjs Heart-struck (Milt.) shocked, dismayed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. heorte; Dut. hart, Ger. herz; cog. with L. cor, cordis, Gr. kardia.

Usage

In literature:

The wild and gloomy splendour of the Pass struck at my heart, and fired my imagination.
"The Princess Passes" by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
To attempt to describe how the intelligence of this sad event struck upon all hearts would be as difficult as it is superfluous.
"Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6)" by Thomas Moore
Then a sudden fear struck his heart.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
But the third blast of the herald struck upon a woman's heart, afar.
"Darkwater" by W. E. B. Du Bois
This argument probably struck home in very many 'Gentile' hearts.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
Very many were that day struck to the heart; the sanctuary was filled with distressed and inquiring souls.
"The Biography of Robert Murray M'Cheyne" by Andrew A. Bonar
The bell rang, and she was a little startled at the fright that struck her heart.
"The Quest of the Silver Fleece" by W. E. B. Du Bois
A sudden, terrible fear had struck like a dagger at his heart.
"The Hosts of the Air" by Joseph A. Altsheler
One did not need to be a doctor to see that a heart attack had swiftly and suddenly struck him down.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
Eagerly I tore open the envelope ... and what I read struck a sudden chill to my heart.
"The Green Eyes of Bâst" by Sax Rohmer
Certain remembrances now struck upon her heart, and almost subdued the feeble remains of her spirit.
"A History of English Prose Fiction" by Bayard Tuckerman
Other tidings were however forthcoming which struck terror into the heart of Hope.
"The Great Lone Land" by W. F. Butler
And they resembled the roar of thunder and struck fear into the hearts of all.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
In another instant a new terror struck at their hearts.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
She had a queer feeling at her own heart, a kind of premonition that a blow was about to be struck at her.
"The Honorable Miss" by L. T. Meade
A lamp was burning dimly, and the silence struck a chill to his heart.
"In Friendship's Guise" by Wm. Murray Graydon
The sound struck to the heart of his wife like a knell.
"The Fatal Glove" by Clara Augusta Jones Trask
His heart sank within him, for the prop on which his affections had rested was suddenly struck down from under them.
"Phil Purcel, The Pig-Driver; The Geography Of An Irish Oath; The Lianhan Shee" by William Carleton
And through his pride he is struck to the heart, and ruined.
"Life of Charles Dickens" by Frank Marzials
In her desire to make her child take proper care of his clothes, the mother had struck terror to the little fellow's heart.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
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In poetry:

They charged, they struck; both fell, both bled.
Brain rose again, ungloved,
Heart, dying, smiled and faintly said,
"My love to my beloved!"
"The Tournament" by Sidney Lanier
"The form ! the height !...I stood and gaz'd !
The robes were white it wore !
One thought of horror struck my heart,
That it was Ellinor !...
"The Penitent's Confession" by Anne Bannerman
AND if you came?– Oh, I would smile
And sit quite still to hide
My throat that something clutched the while,
My heart that struck my side.
"And If You Came—" by Margaret Widdemer
On Him, on Him your hope be cast;
On Him, the heart-struck sinner's friend;
On Him, the first, on Him the last,
Him the beginning, Him the end!
"Le Lac Des Morts" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
Sure he would win some great renown:
Our lives were strong, our hearts were high.
One night the fever struck him down.
I sat, and stared, and saw him die.
"The Mango-Tree" by Charles Kingsley
"Where is my child?" she faintly cries;
"Where is the child?" her lord rejoin'd:
Poor heart-struck Susan nought replies,
The child had vanished from her mind.
"The Swan" by William Hayley

In news:

Last week, a UK group struck fear in the hearts of bacon lovers everywhere when it predicted an "unavoidable" pork shortage next year.
My heart is very sore because I know that I have broken my poor mother's heart, and my home is struck with unbearable anxiety.
CalPERS just struck fear in the hearts of venture capitalists everywhere.
Law enforcement officials said Friday they struck a major blow against illegal marijuana cultivation on public lands in the heart of Northern California pot country.
Pyrometry per AMS 2750D has struck fear in the hearts of many a stalwart heat treater.
He made scandalous accusations that struck at the heart of the Kremlin— and ended up in a real-life spy story of political intrigue and murder.
The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA. President Barack Obama said something that struck at the heart of Tuesday's electoral experience as he spoke to supporters early Wednesday morning.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Two Taliban suicide bombers struck near a US base in Kabul early Wednesday, killing two Afghan guards in the heart of a neighborhood filled with foreign forces and embassies.
A World War II veteran who was injured after getting struck by a German tank in France will be posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and two bronze stars on Friday after a decades-long effort by his family in Texas.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A World War II veteran who was injured after getting struck by a German tank in France will be posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and two bronze stars on Friday after a decades-long effort by his family in Texas.
EL PASO, Texas—A World War II veteran who was injured after getting struck by a German tank in France will be posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and two bronze stars on Friday after a decades-long effort by his family in Texas.
In 1997, Buddy Jewell was taking his 4-year-old daughter, Lacey, to day care when she spoke the words that struck a chord in her dad's heart.
Tragedy struck my family this year when my sister-in-law Maggi sustained catastrophic brain injuries in a car accident, only two years after losing her husband to a heart attack.
In England last week, a group struck fear in the hearts of bacon-lovers when it predicted an "unavoidable" pork shortage next year.
As I read this story and watched the video my heart ached for the poor mother dog that was struck by the car and left for dead.
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