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[hahrt-hohl] /ˈhɑrtˌhoʊl/
not in love.
wholehearted; sincere.
Origin of heart-whole
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I don't love him as a wife should love her husband, not with heart-whole devotion, that is.

    Red Money Fergus Hume
  • Be that as it may, Graham was still unmarried and heart-whole.

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He was young, heart-whole, and romantic, under all his cool nonchalance of manner.

  • Take for your comfort, Auntie dear, that I am free an heart-whole.

    The Man Bram Stoker
  • A month ago she had been heart-whole and young, a simple child.

    The Half-Hearted John Buchan
  • I did not know then, dear—I was a mere girl—I accepted him heart-whole.

    Witness to the Deed George Manville Fenn
  • Ned Corbett was heart-whole, and he did not see why everyone else should not be as lucky in that respect as himself.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo! Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • Eden needed no assurance to feel that his words were heart-whole and sincere.

    Eden Edgar Saltus
  • Possessing that assurance, we shall be rich and heart-whole.

  • How pretty she was, how artless and trusting, how honest and how heart-whole!

British Dictionary definitions for heart-whole


adjective (rare)
not in love
Derived Forms
heart-wholeness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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