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]
References in classic literature ?
If any were per- chance disposed to be jealous and critical before that, they experienced a change of heart, now.
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.
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.
The author of a new crypto-ransomware known as Locker has apparently had a change of heart about using it against victims, and has posted an apology for unleashing the threat.
Change of Heart, a year-long initiative of the church's Justice Ministries department, has congregations and individuals sharing their stories of healing and reconciliation.
This battle can only be won by a change of heart by the leaders of radical and extreme Muslims, and some Christian leaders.
A WORRIED couple who face being split up by immigration chiefs are hoping the arrival of their baby will lead to a change of heart.
It had been agreed that they would leave their partners but the defendant had a change of heart and would not leave his wife, Flintshire magistrates' court at Mold was told.
As a crewmember associated with the film says, "Sridevi's character in Ldla has a change of heart towards the end, and Kajol, who's in love with Bobby Deol, is shown to be the killer only in the climax of Gupt.
Remember, we said that Bettencourt had a change of heart because it turns out that one member of the leadership team actually did lose out.
Seamus Given was close to missing the Ireland keeper's Moscow mastercalss - but for a late change of heart.