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heart of stone

A cold, mean nature. The politician remained indifferent to the city's poverty crisis, causing many of his detractors to accuse him of having a heart of stone.
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heart of stone

A very cold and unfeeling nature, as in You'll get no sympathy from her; she has a heart of stone. This idea dates from ancient times and in English appeared in the Bible (Job 41:24). [Early 1600s]
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heart of stone

a stern or cruel nature.
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Skarpari or EWHVB -- for short -- is celebrating the release of her debut album Heart of Stone, which she managed to make after a recent successful crowd funding campaign.
OH Mr Cameron, what a really important man, Sorting out all Europe and Afghanistan, So Mr Cameron it's importance that you seek, In your coalition with Lib Dems oh so weak, Oh Mr Cameron with your importance now so great, Destroying all us poor plebs, with Ian Duncan's hate, Now Mr Cameron, it's important to be fair, With undeserved expenses, in your Westminster lair, Well Mr Cameron importance is your trump, You the puppet master, making Clegg and Cable jump, We're in it all together, it's We struggle with your bedroom tax, while bankers' greed is good, Therefore Mr Cameron, with your heart of stone and ice, It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice.
He said: "It required a heart of stone to keep up that pretence and a heart of stone to deal with her body in the way that you did.
YOU'D need a heart of stone not to have been moved by the story of Lesley Brown featured in today's Echo.
YOU'll have to have a heart of stone not to feel sorry for the animals Paul encounters tonight.
But as he also said on the death scene in Little Nell: "You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.
You've got to have a heart of stone to not find part of it - especially Alan Rickman's performance - heartbreaking, so yeah, I've done my fair share of crying already," he added.
The title track is a simple delight gently picked out on guitar; Never Gonna recalls Cat Stevens; Heart Of Stone adds swamp rock sinew.
Sir David, pictured, said of the final scenes, to be screened on ITV1 next month: "You'd have needed a heart of stone not to feel emotional.
There are some heart-wrenching moments tonight when Lillie goes up into the attic to record a series of messages for her family, but the award for the most emotional performance must go to Shaun Dooley, as Eddie, who is so sad and broken that you'd need a heart of stone not to share his misery.
Simple, charming color illustrations bring to life the story of a numbat (a small native Australian marsupial) who is torn between choosing a heart of stone that promotes strength and self-confidence at the expense of caring about others, and a feather-heart that promotes compassion for others at the expense of caring about oneself.
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WASN'T it Oscar Wilde who commented that "One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell (The Old Curiosity Shop) without laughing.
It would take a heart of stone not to be moved by the plight of 76-year-old Fred Grove, who faces being thrown out of his canalside home at Eastside to make way for a huge regeneration scheme.
Warwick University's head of communications Peter Dunn said: "At the end of the day you have to have a heart of stone not to try and find a place for a youngster who has three B grade A levels and the rest of his school have only managed to scrape GCSEs in woodwork.
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