He looks tough, but he's really very softhearted.
She's too softhearted to fire anyone.
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Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 10 Oct. 2021 Picking up the narrative baton, Jon Hamm takes over as the most softhearted collectibles expert ever.
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2018 Mr. Dylan, who was never exactly a softhearted songwriter, now openly confronts both his crumbling voice and a treacherous world, while the Rolling Stones continue, stubbornly and miraculously, to romp across stages.
Jon Pareles, New York Times, 8 Oct. 2016
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