warm heart

warm heart

A kind, sympathetic, and generous disposition. I know she can seem a little bit severe from the outside, but trust me when I say that she really has quite a warm heart. Our grandfather will be remembered for his warm heart. He always made sure each of his grandkids felt like they were the most special person in the world.
See also: heart, warm
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warm heart, a

Full of love, tender. This term has been around since about 1480. It was surely a cliché by the time F. Verney wrote (Memoirs of the Verney Family, 1904), “Her warm heart . . . made her welcome in every household.” See also cold hands, warm heart; cold heart.
See also: warm
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
References in classic literature ?
He asked their advice as to what means he should adopt to make himself known, or to ascertain beforehand whether, when he had made himself known, his brother, seeing him so poor, would be ashamed of him, or would receive him with a warm heart.
Everything united in him; good understanding, correct opinions, knowledge of the world, and a warm heart. He had strong feelings of family attachment and family honour, without pride or weakness; he lived with the liberality of a man of fortune, without display; he judged for himself in everything essential, without defying public opinion in any point of worldly decorum.
Weston ought to have found more in it, for she had a husband whose warm heart and sweet temper made him think every thing due to her in return for the great goodness of being in love with him; but though she had one sort of spirit, she had not the best.
Pity, the obliging hand, the warm heart, patience, industry, and humility--these are unquestionably the qualities we shall here find flooded with the light of approval and admiration; because they are the most USEFUL qualities--; they make life endurable, they are of assistance in the "struggle for existence" which is the motive force behind the people practising this morality.
Being a man of very warm heart, he was seldom angry; but when he was angry, and when his chin quivered, then, as Alexander Vronsky knew, he was dangerous.
Polly had a warm heart and did not forget her friends, but she was not a good correspondent.
You have both warm hearts and benevolent feelings; and, Fanny, who that heard him read, and saw you listen to Shakespeare the other night, will think you unfitted as companions?
You, perhaps, may tell your story in safety, en- deared as you are to so many warm hearts by rare gifts, and a still rarer devotion of them to the service of others.
Lighted rooms, bright fires, cheerful faces, the music of glad voices, words of love and welcome, warm hearts, and tears of happiness--what a change is this!
It was then that the beginning of a good tradition - the holding of a charity fair "Cold hands, a warm heart" was laid.
North Sea fishermen Trawlers leave port almost every day Hoping for fair weather to make good headway Mothers and wives look far out to sea Know how unforgiving the North Sea can be Freezing rain and huge waves crash on the deck Trawler men deserve our utmost respect A watery grave is not unknown And can turn a warm heart into stone Many long hours they spend on the open deck Their strength and stamina cannot be suspect A good catch means a healthy profit And crew go home happy with money in their pocket Every one's home safe and well But soon they will be back in the North Sea swell GEORGE MCLANDERS
They can't promise the but the carolling and the warm heart are something the Orphean Singers are set to provide this Christmas season during their annual carol concert.
The 32-year-old lecturer in further education at Cardiff and Vale College began crocheting six months ago and was so inspired she decided to start up the Warm Heart Crochet project.
HELEN'S FULL OF HEART BLUE PETER pin-up Helen Skelton clearly still has a warm heart despite her recent trip to the South Pole.
WARM HEART: The Duchess of Cambridge smiles and greets the crowds during her recent visit to The Brink in Liverpool.