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Fundamentally, basically, as in He's a good fellow at heart. It was first recorded in Alexander Pope's Epistle to a Lady (1735): “But every Woman is at heart a Rake.”

2

In one's deepest feelings, as a great concern, as in The governor has the party's best interests at heart. [Early 1700s]

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