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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a False-hearted Hollow or unsound at the core; treacherous; deceitful; perfidious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • false-hearted Having a false or treacherous heart; deceitful; perfidious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • False-hearted treacherous, deceitful
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. fals (mod. faux)—L. falsus, pa.p. of fallĕre, to deceive.


In literature:

Her heart pang may have come of a false fear, or a true one; who could then tell?
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
But there were not a few of the fierce-hearted who thought with secret rejoicing that the Frate's word might be proved false.
"Romola" by George Eliot
Surely he cannot have been so deceitful, so false-hearted.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Anna's falseness would surely break his heart, and Alma winced at the thought of his pain.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Now whether he gave this counsel out of a false heart or because the gods would have it so, no man knows.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
But the Lord who looks upon the heart saw that the heart of Absalom was wicked and false.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
Sue had revenge in her heart for the insult and humiliation of false arrest.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
My heart is already given to another, and not even for my life will I be false to my word.
"Edmund Dulac’s Fairy-Book" by Edmund Dulac
She would not falsely promise him a heart, when it was beyond her power to give it.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Ay, red with the blood of that false heart.
"Vera" by Oscar Wilde
No, Sir, though she be false, she has my Heart, And I can die, but not redeem the Victim.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
The false chink of flattery's coin smites the ear With an unpleasant ring when the heart is sincere.
"Three Women" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Yet he tried to do that thing, and if it had not been for the minister I had stabbed him to his false heart.
"Prisoners of Conscience" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
I know you, minx, and the false-hearted witch who sends you.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
While he was in this state of love-lorn blindness the false-hearted knight Sir Mordred rode up with purpose to joust.
"Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
They are worshipped on the altars of the false gods, and they live in the hearts of the idolaters.
"Calavar" by Robert Montgomery Bird
My eyes hae never been dry since my heart was struck with the false charge.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Three days later the family was summoned to watch Irene pass the gates of death, and then the false heart was stilled forever.
"Zula" by H. Esselstyn Lindley
A few years later, and the Apollo-like beauty and false heart of Francis I. were dissolving in the grave; Henry VIII.
"A Short History of Germany" by Mary Platt Parmele
This proves that, in spite of the frauds and falseness of which I spoke, the age is really sound at heart.
"Christianity and Modern Thought" by Various

In poetry:

I'll heed no more the poet's lay—
His false-fond song shall charm no more—
My heart henceforth shall but adore
The real, not the misnamed May.
"To June. Written After An Ungenial May" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Lest, once more wandering from that heaven,
I fall on some base heart unblest,
Faithless to thee, false, unforgiven,
And lose my everlasting rest.
"Absent of Thee I Languish Still" by Lord John Wilmot
My heart came back again:
"Now where is the prize?" I cried. ——
"The rule was false, and the prize was pain,
And the teacher's name was Pride."
"Two Schools" by Henry Van Dyke
Then did my heart at once reply,
"If you are false, who can be true?
There's nothing here deserves a sigh,
Take this, the last, 'tis heav'd for you."
"Lines To Selina" by Sir John Carr
Then talk not of inconstancy,
False hearts, and broken vows;
If I, by miracle, can be
This live-long minute true to thee,
'Tis all that Heav'n allows.
"Love and Life" by Lord John Wilmot
I speak not this with a false heart,
(Wherewith his hand she gently strained)
"Or that would change a love maintained
With so much faith on either part.
"An Ode Upon a Question Moved, Whether Love Should Continue Forever" by Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury

In news:

Red sparowes a message of avarice rained down and carried us away to false every red heart shines toward the red sun.
Watertown man cited with falsely reporting a heart attack.
Watertown man cited with falsely reporting a heart attack .
The Virginian woman was arrested Wednesday for bilking kind-hearted people out of money by falsely claiming she had cancer.
Oh men, how long will your hearts be closed, will you love what is futile and seek what is false.

In science:

The statement of the lemma is false for more general sequences of simple left (or right) tilts; for instance the heart Ls[−1]LsA is not a left tilt of A at any torsion theory. A sequence of left tilts about σ corresponds to a strictly increasing nested sequence of torsion theories in A.
Stability conditions, torsion theories and tilting
Assumption 2 is false for the Kronecker heart, and we do not obtain an entire component of the space of stability conditions by tilting from it.
Stability conditions, torsion theories and tilting
This conjecture lies at the heart of the M Theory - IIA duality, and the whole web of string dualities would collapse if it proved false.
TASI Lectures on Matrix Theory