stony-hearted


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stony-hearted

adj
unfeeling; hardhearted
stony-heartedness n

hard•heart•ed

(ˈhɑrdˈhɑr tɪd)

adj.
unfeeling; unmerciful; pitiless.
[1175–1225]
hard′heart′ed•ly, adv.
hard′heart′ed•ness, n.
Translations

stony-hearted

[ˈstəʊnɪˈhɑːtɪd] ADJde corazón empedernido
References in classic literature ?
Then Huckleberry and Tom stood dumb and star- ing, and heard the stony-hearted liar reel off his se- rene statement, they expecting every moment that the clear sky would deliver God's lightnings upon his head, and wondering to see how long the stroke was delayed.
You think me cold and stony-hearted, and you may, but - '
But my mind dwelt so much upon the uncongenial scene in which I had left her, and I pictured it as such an overshadowed stony-hearted one, and I so longed to be near her and taking some sort of care of her, that I determined to go back in the evening only to look up at her windows.
'put away' in consequence, or transferred to some rough, stony-hearted master.
when I DID find the house, and DID dismount at the garden-gate, and drag those stony-hearted boots across the lawn to Dora sitting on a garden-seat under a lilac tree, what a spectacle she was, upon that beautiful morning, among the butterflies, in a white chip bonnet and a dress of celestial blue!
McCay was in no mood to subscribe to this stony-hearted view.
Alleged wretched conditions of Shahbaz Sharif's cell Sometimes the country's chief accountability agency seemingly exhibits a marked lack of tact, correctness or basic decency, as in the case of accused senior professors, including the former vice-chancellor of Punjab University, all retired and elderly persons, who were produced in an accountability court heavily bound in chains, a piteous and stony-hearted spectacle indeed.
SUKKUR -- An 80-year old woman was found in a trash heap near Sukkur's Bus Terminal in a semiconscious state after allegedly being beaten up by her stony-hearted sons.
Or we simply have become stony-hearted from the past few decades regarding our environment?
But it very much appears that there are two Mike Ashleys: the affable Ashley who can be almost charming in person, and the unyielding Ashley who is ruthless and stony-hearted as both owner and businessman.
However, the roomful of stony-hearted Tykes failed to show a flicker of interest and Mr Hufton returned to selling ornate mirrors, antique candlesticks and agricultural machinery.
Seeing the red shirts on the pitch, and supporters' flags adorning the stadiums at a major tournament, could bring a tear to the eye of even the most stony-hearted.