as in feeling
general emotional condition always said she didn't care much for cats, but now the little kitten was tugging at her heartstrings

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as in soul
the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions a story that will touch the very heartstrings of its readers

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“Heartstrings.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/heartstrings. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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