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.
See also: heart, pierce

pierce someone's heart

affect someone keenly or deeply.
See also: heart, pierce
References in classic literature ?
All night long you must sing to me, and the thorn must pierce your heart, and your life-blood must flow into my veins, and become mine."
She was a mindful, caring, genuine being who looked everyone in the eye with a smile that would pierce your heart with the message that she was THERE.