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Monday, March 13, 2017

Definitions for heart-whole

  1. not in love.
  2. wholehearted; sincere.

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Citations for heart-whole
... it may be said of him that Cupid hath clapped him o' the shoulder, but I'll warrant him heart-whole. William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1623
"What," said he, "have I flirted with so many girls in my own way of life, and come away heart-whole, and now to fall in love with a gentlewoman, who would bid her footman show me the door if she knew of my presumption!" Charles Reade, Put Yourself in His Place, 1870
Origin of heart-whole
late Middle English
1425-1475
Heart-whole came to English in the 1400s from late Middle English.