pierce (one's) heart

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pierce (one's) heart

To create an impact on someone at a deep, emotionally meaningful level. It pierced my heart seeing my father's new one-bedroom apartment, with its bare walls and random assortment of appliances and utensils.
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pierce someone's heart

affect someone keenly or deeply.
See also: heart, pierce
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The mother loved her daughter very much, and when she looked at her and then looked at the boy, it pierced her heart to think that he would always stand in the way of her own child, and she was continually thinking how she could get the whole of the property for her.
And the hearing was told that Mrs Henderson suffered stab wounds to the chest - which also pierced her heart.
Miss Jones, of Anfield, suffered 14 knife wounds, including two which pierced her heart.
Ms Jones, 26, of Anfield, suffered 14 knife wounds, including two which pierced her heart.
But a blood pressure monitoring tube pierced her heart causing injected potassium to leak in and trigger a seizure and fatal brain damage.
Nottingham Crown Court heard that Mrs Rene Swanwick died after some of the stab wounds pierced her heart and lungs.
Ms Jones suffered 14 knife wounds in the attack, on March 14, including two which pierced her heart.
Miss Jones suffered 14 knife wounds in the attack, including two which pierced her heart.
Jean died of a stab wound to the chest which pierced her heart and ended up in the front of the spine.