One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
often in imperative Be merciful; show pity.
be compassionate, be kind, be merciful, be lenient, be sympathetic, be considerate, take pity, have mercyView synonyms
- ‘The love and affection lavished on her made very good photographs and showed that India did have a heart.’
- ‘Here in the heartland we have a heart for families, and this is how deeply we feel about marriage.’
- ‘And while you may well have a brain, you most certainly don't have a heart.’
- ‘I have a heart for the underdog, and I will do everything in my power to help them succeed as models.’
- ‘This is a spoiled-rotten kid who doesn't have a clue - who doesn't have a heart!’
- ‘However, if you see me sniffing forlornly tomorrow morning on the Northern Line, have a heart, eh?’
- ‘Ideally, you should be bold and tell him face to face, but have a heart and do it when you two are alone.’
- ‘People from outside saw that we're not just ‘as tough as nails’ but have a heart.’
- ‘They've given over a million dollars through our services to the evacuees there and so they have a heart.’
- ‘You may not have a heart, but your bank balance can bleed too.’
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