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heart-searching

[ hahrt-sur-ching ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌsɜr tʃɪŋ /
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noun

a thorough examination of one's feelings and motives; a self-examination of one's conscience.

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Origin of heart-searching

First recorded in1640–50; heart + searching

OTHER WORDS FROM heart-searching

heart-searcher, noun
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heart-searching

noun

examination of one's feelings or conscience
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