Examples from the Web for heartstrings
Say what you will, though, he never tried to tug at our heartstrings by making Marlowe an orphan.
Sometimes I see tabloid stuff online and it tugs at my heartstrings.
Yet he felt the tug at his heartstrings as he never had before.The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
“I understand,” he said softly, still clinging to the fingers, every throb of which struck appealingly on his heartstrings.The Plunderer|Roy Norton
There was something tugging at his heartstrings, and presently he turned slowly, painfully again.An Apache Princess|Charles King
All the tightening of her heartstrings, long drawn taut by repression, relaxed.It Pays to Smile|Nina Wilcox Putnam
Was she to wait for another appalling knock, like that, to set her heartstrings vibrating anew?When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan