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
References in classic literature ?
It would be wearisome to narrate the details of that bloody struggle; of how we fought from the doorway, the full length of the room to the very foot of the throne before the last of my antagonists fell with my blade piercing his heart.
When the pair tried to stop them, one of the victims was stabbed twice, with one of the blows piercing his heart.
He was shot once, the bullet piercing his heart after hitting him in the back as he drove through Barangay Maranding Annex on his way home in nearby Lala town.
The Chicago Tribune newspaper reported the Lake County Coroner's Office said that Howell, 17, was killed by two gunshot wounds to the back - one piercing his heart, spleen and liver, and the other striking his right shoulder.
A scuffle started between the pair and Birch stabbed the family man once in the chest with a knife, piercing his heart.
The victim was repeatedly stabbed - with one blow of a blade piercing his heart - after a gang of four masked men burst into his home in Woodrock Road, Woolton, in August last year.
He was knifed five times at his flat in Ballyfermot, West Dublin, in 2007 with one 11cm wound, piercing his heart.
He beat Sgt Forth with fence railings before fatally wounding him by piercing his heart with knife.
He wakes to find he has an electromagnet attached to his chest which will stop shrapnel from piercing his heart and killing him.
Det Supt Richard Heselden said: "He received a single stab wound to his chest, piercing his heart.
A fight ensued and the victim received a single stab wound to his chest, piercing his heart," he said.
He fired the 17-inch bolt at him and it went three-and-a-half inches into Mr Philips's chest, piercing his heart.
Although it was her 20-year-old son David who stabbed the teenager - piercing his heart - she and the others all played a part in his murder, Mr Horwell said.
Price, aged 23, of Long Ley, Heath Town, knifed Morris, who carried his left arm in a sling after a serious road accident, four times - with one wound piercing his heart.