the fullness of (one's) heart

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the fullness of (one's) heart

An overwhelming abundance of emotion, whether positive or negative. From the fullness of my heart, I apologize to anyone who may have been hurt by my words or actions. It is out of the fullness of my heart that I address you today. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I'd be standing before you today as an elected official in this great state.
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the fullness of your (or the) heart

great or overwhelming emotion. literary
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The old man had again relapsed into his former abstraction and took no notice of what passed, but I remarked that when her laugh was over, the child's bright eyes were dimmed with tears, called forth by the fullness of heart with which she welcomed her uncouth favourite after the little anxiety of the night.