heartstrings heartstrings

Definition(s):

  • (n) your deepest feelings of love and compassion

Usage(s):

  1. The story becomes a standard guy-meets-God melodrama, heavy on the heartstrings and full of torrid and often turgid dialogue.
  2. It was an appeal designed to tug heartstrings.
  3. What seems at first like another Southern Gothic construction, with heartstrings, quickly becomes something more important.

News

  1. Wow of the Week: Apple video is a testament to mHealth’s global impact (and great marketing)

    Apple is showing off its marketing chops, and tugging at our heartstrings, in a new video posted to its YouTube channel. Called “Making a difference. One app at a time,” the 10-minute video depicts some of the ways the company’s devices and various iOS apps are solving problems across the world, starting with rural access [...]
    on June 15, 2013     Source: MedCity News

  2. New Ore. law cracks down on bogus charities

    SALEM -- Oregon is cracking down on bogus charities. A new law puts an end to tax deductions for donors to non-profits that fail to spend at least 30 percent on their charitable mission. It's a law to discourage these rogue non-profits from doing business in Oregon. Oregon is the first state to pass legislation to help put a stop to charities that pull at your heartstrings while at the same time ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland

  3. AFI Docs: Letters to Jackie , Reviewed

    Letters to Jackie wraps its hands around our Camelot-era heartstrings and for 90 minutes, just tugs, tugs, tugs. An impressionistic revisitation of John F. Kennedy ’s presidency and the somber days that followed his 1963 assassination, Bill Couturié 's film recruits a number of prominent actors— Viola Davis , Michelle Williams , Jessica Chastain , Channing Tatum , and others—to read, in their ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Washington City Paper

Quotes

  1. When Simpson said he wanted to retrieve family photos, "It hit the heartstrings of Mr. McClinton," Terry said. "He brought a gun. He was asked to. He looked menacing. He played his role."
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Nicole Brown Simpson Source: FOXNews

  2. "Opponents are doing their best to pull the heartstrings of members," Wasserman Schultz said.
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "Look, he's got, like, a magic wand when it comes to heartstrings," Tatum said. "I think he's a hopeless romantic himself and he just really loves writing about it in really sexy places and really sexy ways. Not to be cheesy or melodramatic -...
    on Feb 5, 2010 By: Channing Tatum Source: MTV.com

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