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tender-hearted

[ten-der-hahr-tid] /ˈtɛn dərˈhɑr tɪd/
adjective
1.
soft-hearted; sympathetic.
Origin of tender-hearted
1530-1540
1530-40
Related forms
tender-heartedly, adverb
tender-heartedness, noun
Synonyms
compassionate.
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  • But the fourth beggar sighed and wiped the corner of his left eye, for he was a tender-hearted man on one side.

    The Unknown Quantity Henry van Dyke
  • He—Arkwright—was a good-natured, tender-hearted lad, devoted to Adelaide.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • Must not the disease be dangerous, when a tender-hearted surgeon cuts deep into the flesh?

  • At this, Irma, but eight years old and tender-hearted, began to cry.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • Yes, they are all alike, even the best and most tender-hearted among them.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • He was now only a tender-hearted, simple old man, nothing more.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • She is overtired, but she is the kindest, most tender-hearted woman in the world.

    The Romance of His Life Mary Cholmondeley
  • But, oh, the little girl was brave and tender-hearted and honourable.

    The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti David Christie Murray
  • He was too refined, too tender-hearted, to indulge in the conventional dissipations of adolescent mankind.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • Because you are yourself, Carmena—as tender-hearted as you are strong and brave and wise.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet

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