Heart-wounded

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Heart-wounded Wounded to the heart with love or grief.
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Quotations

  • J. C. Macaulay
    J. C. Macaulay
    “Keep your heart right, even when it is sorely wounded.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.”

Usage

In literature:

He has a new way to wound; he drives his knife to the hilt into my heart.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2" by Rupert Hughes
What mattered if there was grave danger of one or both of them receiving heart wounds that would cling to them all their lives?
"The Man From Brodney's" by George Barr McCutcheon
And her constancy in her misery had wound itself into his heart.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
The final curtain is due and there are peremptory affairs of the heart to be wound up before we can get away.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, March 19, 1919" by Various
I cannot bear the weight of my wounded and bleeding heart, and yet I know not where to rest it.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
She had torn this love from her heart, and she rebuked herself that it had left a wound.
"Queen Hortense" by L. Mühlbach
How his Wounds blacken, his Body writhes, and Heart heaves with Pity and with Agony!
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
The old wounds would still sometimes bleed and the heart ache for home joys all her own.
"The Grimké Sisters" by Catherine H. Birney
The wounded Indian smiled with something like the old light in his eyes and a mighty load was lifted from Rod's heart.
"The Wolf Hunters" by James Oliver Curwood
She put her hands over her heart with the gesture of one wounded.
"The Precipice" by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
The ditch was crowded with soldiers; many wounded; many already dead; many whose hearts had failed them.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
But my heart was not enough engaged to be wounded by the slight, and I very soon returned to my letter and my other thoughts.
"Richard Vandermarck" by Miriam Coles Harris
Beverly knelt by the side of the wounded man, and placed his hand above his heart.
"Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession" by Benjamin Wood
There was here no self-will, no resistance to guidance, no perversity to wound a mother's heart.
"Our Lady Saint Mary" by J. G. H. Barry
May I ask if that wound of the heart which you told me about when I met you in the stagecoach has healed?
"Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories" by Edited by Julian Hawthorne
Dear Edgar, tell me of your love; fear not to wound me by a picture of your happiness; my heart is too sympathetic for that.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
And then began a struggle fierce and grim, that tore his soul and wounded his heart as no death agony could have hurt him.
"In The Palace Of The King" by F. Marion Crawford
How the poor creature smiled upon her guests as they arrived, whilst her wounded heart bled on!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXIX. January, 1844. Vol. LV." by Various
All the anger of wounded vanity had left his heart: he thought now only of the chance he was throwing away.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, April 1875, Vol. XV., No. 88" by Various
I am only grieved to the heart at having wounded you.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
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In poetry:

Written with a knitted brow,
Read with placid wonder now.
Throbbed such passion in my heart?
Did his wounds once really smart?
"Programme" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
RESPECTED Lady! whilst thy heart
Still feels the recent wound,
Some solace might the Muse impart,
Or breath one soothing sound!
"To A Lady, On The Death Of Her Infant Son." by Elizabeth Bentley
To lift his brothers' thoughts above
This earth he used to labour:
His heart was luminous with love —
He didn't wound his neighbour.
"A Hyde Park Larrikin" by Henry Kendall
"This cruel tenderness but wounds
The heart it means to bless,
Those falling tears, those mournful sounds
Increase the vain distress!"—
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
"What dyes so red, my child, my son,
The plaid about your breast?"
"'Tis where the wounded lamb did lie,
And here its heart-beat pressed."
"The Six Sorrows" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
Oh! take your sword and pierce my heart,
Undaunted see me meet the wound
Oh! will you act a Tarquin's part?
A second Lucrece you have found.
"Chaste Florimel" by Matthew Prior

In news:

Former Rep 'Pete' McCloskey, wounded twice in Korea, thought she should have been recognized — so he gave her one of his Purple Hearts.
Explosion on Bus in the Heart of Tel Aviv Kills No One but Reopens a Wound.
Three survivors of the Colorado movie-theater massacre escaped with minor wounds, but were left with broken hearts because their heroic boyfriends died saving them.
The families of US Marines mourning loved ones killed in action recently got a most unwelcome surprise when an epic blunder caused them to receive Purple Hearts intended for soldiers who'd been wounded but survived.
Pete McAleer presents the Purple Heart to Doris Miceli, in honor of her late husband, Al Miceli, who was wounded in World War II.
If Purple Heart winner William Dolphin's physical and psychiatric ailments are related to the serious wounds he received in the.
Dee Brown's 'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee'.
'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee' by Dee Brown (Book cover courtesy of publisher).
They say time heals all wounds, but apparently two years is not enough to mend Sean Penn's heart.
Army Sgt Lucas Oppelt also has a Purple Heart for being wounded in action.
DeCarlo received this Purple Heart medal after being seriously wounded in a battle on the infamous Pork Chop Hill.
It was a Purple Heart medal, awarded to members of the military who are wounded in action.
He died many years ago, and I've got a faded, yellow news clipping that says he was wounded in battle and received a Purple Heart .
A retired Minnesota National Guard soldier from New Ulm is receiving a Purple Heart this weekend, six years after he was wounded in Iraq.
Former Rep 'Pete' McCloskey, wounded twice in Korea, thought she should have been recognized — so he gave her one of his Purple Heart s.
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