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pierce someone's heart

Definition of pierce someone's heart in English:

Affect someone keenly or deeply: pure love had pierced her heart I felt pierced to the heart, dejected and lonely
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  • Even when reduced to tears, he doesn't pierce your heart.
  • But there's no way he could convey to us what he felt and what anguish and anxiety was piercing his heart.
  • Today, however, she said something that just pierced my heart.
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