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heart

noun

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2 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
  • the heart of the village economy was the outdoor market

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4 the central part or aspect of something under consideration
  • at the heart of the problem is the school's outmoded computer system
  • avoided any small talk and got right to the heart of the matter

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5 the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions
  • deep down in her heart, she knew he was telling the truth

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The first known use of heart was before the 12th century

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“Heart.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/heart. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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