heart-searching

noun

Definition of heart-searching

: introspective analysis or self-examination the decision was reached only after prolonged heart-searchingTimes Literary Supplement of course these choices will not have been made without heart-searchings and reservations— A. J. Toynbee

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First Known Use of heart-searching

1647, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heart-searching was in 1647

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“Heart-searching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart-searching. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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