heart and soul


The entirety of one's energies or affections. For example, He put heart and soul into his music. [Late 1700s]

Words Nearby heart and soul

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How to use heart and soul in a sentence

  • It was lovely beyond speech—white and sad, heart-and-soul sad, but not unhappy, and I knew it never could be unhappy.

    Lilith | George MacDonald
  • You'll be delighted with the old fellow, who is a heart-and-soul sportsman.

    Barrington | Charles James Lever