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.
See also: heart, pierce
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State Pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy found 34 stab wounds to her front, back and arms, piercing her heart and lungs.
The bullet went through Kristine Joy's chest, almost piercing her heart.
Lisa Somerville evaded death after her padded bra stopped her ribs from piercing her heart in a car crash, reports the Daily Mail.
THE father of a 10-year-old girl who was impaled on metal fencing after plunging from a tree has revealed the spike was just centimetres from piercing her heart.
A poignant sculpture of Mary rests in this place, a sword piercing her heart, reminding us of Simeon's statement in the Temple when he first saw Our Lord as a tiny baby.
Miss Van Campenhout, aged 24, was stabbed twice - with one of the knife wounds piercing her heart - on a London Underground platform at Euston Station in January this year.
Paul McCarten, 35, plunged a kitchen knife into his estranged wife Laura, piercing her heart, lungs, and killing her unborn baby.
The patient had a misplaced catheter piercing her heart.