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change of heart

a reversal of one's feelings, intentions, opinions, etc.:
At first Mother said we couldn't go, but she had a change of heart and let us.
Origin of change of heart
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was encouraged in this change of heart by the housing collapse, in which the market for lawn seed was collateral damage.
  • Any moment she could have a change of heart and want me back.
  • The company did not give any reasons for the change of heart.
  • Still, it is difficult to see it as anything but a change of heart.
  • Welcome though this change of heart was, it was too little and came far too late.
  • Long-term anxieties contributed to the generals' change of heart.
  • All this helps explain the company's swift change of heart.
  • It describes its change of heart as a response to amendments in the electoral law.
  • In two later court appearances he seemed to have had a change of heart, switching his choice to lethal injection.
  • As explained earlier, a sudden change of heart is not a sufficient reason for granting the motion.
Idioms and Phrases with change of heart

change of heart

Altered feelings or attitude, as in Paul didn't like his new job, but a raise prompted a change of heart and he became quite enthusiastic. [ Early 1800s ]
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