change of heart


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change of heart

n. pl. changes of heart
A reversal of one's opinion, attitude, or feelings.

change′ of heart′


n.
a reversal of feelings or opinions.
[1820–30]
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If any were per- chance disposed to be jealous and critical before that, they experienced a change of heart, now.
They sent their respects by me." The "respects" might have been the freedom of the city, or an equestrian statue, when presented in this way, and the aunts would have shuddered could they have foreseen the manner of delivery; but it was vastly impressive to the audience, who concluded that Mirandy Sawyer must be making her way uncommonly fast to mansions in the skies, else what meant this abrupt change of heart?
If I were writing a novel, rather than narrating such facts as I know of a curious personality, I should have invented much to account for this change of heart. I think I should have shown a strong vocation in boyhood, crushed by the will of his father or sacrificed to the necessity of earning a living; I should have pictured him impatient of the restraints of life; and in the struggle between his passion for art and the duties of his station I could have aroused sympathy for him.
Thus, the pair of lovers could be jarred apart by misunderstood motives, by accident of fate, by jealous rivals, by irate parents, by crafty guardians, by scheming relatives, and so forth and so forth; they could be reunited by a brave deed of the man lover, by a similar deed of the woman lover, by change of heart in one lover or the other, by forced confession of crafty guardian, scheming relative, or jealous rival, by voluntary confession of same, by discovery of some unguessed secret, by lover storming girl's heart, by lover making long and noble self-sacrifice, and so on, endlessly.
They took his refusal as final, and the Virgin was pressing his arm to turn him away in pursuit of the supper-seekers, when he experienced a change of heart. It was not that he did not want to dance, nor that he wanted to hurt her; but that insistent pressure on his arm put his free man-nature in revolt.
However, when the Observer contacted the company this week there seemed to have been a change of heart.
However, his change of heart will start to make others suspicious, especially Phyllis (Gina Tognoni), who has made it clear she thinks the best thing for everyone is for Victor to be locked up for the crime.
'On October 29, Dr Ali appeared to have had a change of heart and submitted a letter seeking for the withdrawal of his letter of resignation and cancellation of leave,' Ikram said, adding that he then turned up at the HEC office and demanded to resume his duties.
Barkley travelled to Surrey to undergo a medical before completing his big money move but had an amazing change of heart.
'Accused Melchor Maderazo had a change of heart and [is] no longer interested to pursue his motion for reconsideration and wants to serve the sentence as embodied in the decision dated June 29, 2017,' read the motion filed through lawyer Rodolfo Tagapan Jr.
The practical in me says, this definitely has more to do with the upcoming local elections than any change of heart by a council that seems to have a real dislike of motorists.