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single-hearted

[sing-guh l-hahr-tid] /ˈsɪŋ gəlˈhɑr tɪd/
adjective
1.
sincere and undivided in feeling or spirit; dedicated; not reflecting mixed emotions:
He was single-hearted in his patriotism.
Origin of single-hearted
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80
Related forms
single-heartedly, adverb
single-heartedness, noun
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  • He was physician to Madame de Pompadour, and one of the sincerest and most single-hearted of men probably in Paris at the time.

    The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  • Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall have much peace.

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael
  • In waking hours he never had quite that single-hearted knowledge of himself.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • Strong, but single-hearted, no other lady could comfort him.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • While you cling to Him He will never forsake you—I know that you are honest and single-hearted.

    Count Ulrich of Lindburg W.H.G. Kingston
  • In the single-hearted regard we know that pity has a larger share.

  • Nor is it easy to win the single-hearted devotion of such boys.

    Outlines of Educational Doctrine John Frederick Herbart
  • single-hearted and sincere herself, she never dreamed of treachery.

  • It was simple, and single-hearted, and a follower of the truth.

    Olive Leaves Lydia Howard Sigourney
  • Too single-hearted was Rhoda to know how much of the truth exhaled from her words.

    The Unknown Sea Clemence Housman

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