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"devout, earnest," mid-14c., from heart + -ful. Related: Heartfully.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • She's got a heartful of her own just now, too, I take it, but that doesn't make any difference.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • "Yes, I do," Connie responded, out of a heartful of similar ecstasies.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • But at the moment the young man had a heartful of other and more insistent queryings.

    The King of Arcadia Francis Lynde
  • She has always a heartful of them ready to shed for those who are in sickness and trouble.

    A Secret Inheritance (Volume 1 of 3) B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • So long as the heart or soul dictates laws, only the heartful or soulful man enjoys the protection of the laws.

    The Ego and His Own Max Stirner
  • We had only room for half a heartful of joy when we set foot on dry land, for another ferry was to be crossed five miles further.

  • He would let her rest her head upon his breast and weep out her heartful of piteous sorrow once before she died.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

    F. Marion Crawford
  • This circumstance did not fail to give me the most heartful satisfaction, and I hailed it as a happy omen of ultimate success.

  • He carries a heartful of its choicest memories with him into all countries of his sojourning.

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