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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'pierced his heart from fear' and that the idiot, instead of punishing the cabman, 'clasped his hands and wept, and much begged.' Ah, the fool!
He hit him but once, but as he had foretold, that hit was a mortal one; the sword pierced his heart.
Scarcely had he caught a glimpse of the hunter, when he bounded through the air; but he had not touched the ground ere a bullet pierced his heart, and he fell to the earth dead.
"Never fear, King Charles," said Mordaunt, "the bullet pierced his heart."
The bullet pierced his heart. Asuncion was the finance officer of the 58th Infantry Battalion.
The dad of two, from Prenton, Wirral, was in a coma three weeks after a bolt from the bomb pierced his heart. Medics also took 4lb of shrapnel from his body.
The fatal wound was a shot to the chest that pierced his heart and right lung, the court was told.
In 2006 TV presenter and conservationalist Steve Irwin died aged 44 after a stingray pierced his heart while he was filming a documentary.
The bullet pierced his heart, killing Perlas, who was serving as municipal health officer of Sapad in the same province.
"It pierced his heart, but he is still alive - he lost loads of blood.
One of the wounds pierced his heart and another cut into a major blood vessel.
The most unlikely course is the Kingsboro Golf Club in New York, the last and tenth on the list, where a 16-year-old golfer was killed in 1994 after a shaft from a golf club, which he had thrown at a bench in frustration, bounced back and pierced his heart, killing him.
A post-mortem examination conducted at Westminster Mortuary determined that Mr Diarrassouba, from Mitcham, south west London, died from a single stab wound which pierced his heart.
After a post-mortem examination, police said that Mr Diarrassouba - also known by the nickname "Nutz" - died from a single stab wound which pierced his heart.
He had a 17-inch spread, and an 8-inch G2, I guess all that practice and patience paid off, because we also discovered that my arrow had pierced his heart. My first buck is going to hard to beat.