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[hahrt-felt] /ˈhɑrtˌfɛlt/
deeply or sincerely felt:
heartfelt sympathy.
Origin of heartfelt
1725-35; heart + felt1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These simple, heartfelt words to his “children,” as he called his soldiers, were like the man who spoke them.

  • While in this prison, I had the heartfelt pleasure of helping one man to escape.

    Daring and Suffering: William Pittenger
  • A tear, a heartfelt tear, came from the eyes of more than one of the sympathetic group.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • They brim over with the expressions of a tender and heartfelt love.

  • Rio's welcome was the most demonstrative, Callao's probably the most heartfelt, that of Punta Arenas the most unexpected.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for heartfelt


sincerely and strongly felt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for heartfelt

also heart-felt, 1734, from heart + past tense of feel (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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