pierce (one's) heart

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pierce (one's) heart

To impact one on a deep, emotionally meaningful level; to stir a strong emotion in one, especially sadness, pity, etc. When the lights came on, the room was silent, and you could tell the documentary had pierced everyone's heart. 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.
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If only those with the power to wage war would examine the eloquent expressions of such faces and let them pierce their hearts. Maybe then it would be more difficult, or better impossible, to turn such innocent lives into the stuff of dreadful statistics.