heart of gold

noun phrase

plural hearts of gold
: a kind and generous disposition
A woman with a heart of gold gives us lodging for the night.Rudyard Kipling
… he had no-nonsense coaches with hearts of gold who taught him discipline …Jack McCallum

Examples of heart of gold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the comedy-drama stars Channing Tatum as Mike, the proverbial stripper with a heart of gold, and exploits of the Kings of Tampa, an all-male revue. Danny Horn, EW.com, 14 Apr. 2024 Bobby, who took charge of the family business at a young age, had a heart of gold and a passion for helping others. Kansas City Star, 18 Jan. 2024 My sister-in-law is a lovely woman — generous, with a heart of gold. Jeanne Phillips, The Mercury News, 18 Mar. 2024 Every nerd's dream: a badass secret agent (Yvonne Strahovski) with a heart of gold. Ew Staff Updated, EW.com, 6 Mar. 2024 On Sunday night, Offerman earned the prize for Best Supporting Performance in a New Scripted Series, the latest accolade for his turn as Bill, a hardened survivalist with a heart of gold. Shania Russell, EW.com, 26 Feb. 2024 The divorcee is bold, hilarious, and has a heart of gold. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 10 Feb. 2024 Again, in between the firefights, there is also a lot of immersive world-building and bickering with a robot who has a heart of gold. Adrienne So, WIRED, 30 Jan. 2024 People with perfect manners can be perfect villains, and the uncouth can have hearts of gold. Daniel Foster, National Review, 30 Nov. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'heart of gold.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near heart of gold

Cite this Entry

“Heart of gold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart%20of%20gold. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on heart of gold

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!