black heart


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black heart

symbol of a scoundrel. [Folklore: Jobes, 223]
See: Evil
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She would have let you die in the dark place, and mayhap afterwards she had found a way to slay me, as she found a way to slay my father, and set up Twala, whom her black heart loved, in his place.
With it Mohammed Beyd will cut out your black heart. If you have a God pray to him now--in a minute more you shall be dead," and with that he rushed viciously upon the Belgian, his knife raised high above his head.
And, thinks he, in his black heart, 'I'll soon get other tenants that'll overbid these Stewarts, and Maccolls, and Macrobs' (for these are all names in my clan, David); 'and then,' thinks he,
Ever he struggled to combat the fever, to live, to continue to live, to grow strong and stronger against the day when he would be strong enough to dare the grass-lands and the belted jungle beyond, and win to the beach, and to some labour-recruiting, black-birding ketch or schooner, and on to civilization and the men of civilization, to whom he could give news of the message from other worlds that lay, darkly worshipped by beastmen, in the black heart of Guadalcanal's midmost centre.
It was in the black heart of the night, the rain drumming like a thousand drums, that he was roused by a plucking at his blanket, and, stretching out, felt the little hand of a langur.
The doomed children answered with a cheer that was music to the black hearts above, and almost immediately they repeated their good-byes to Peter.
'Tis him that'll put the fear of God in their rotten black hearts. Look at that hunter iv mine, Horner.
The world is full of black hearts and false denunciations nowadays.
He stressed that "Bassil took us back 50 years...He speaks with a black heart and shakes the county's stability." Geagea hoped that Bassil's positions in the South would not be the same as in the Chouf and Tripoli.
It's no secret that the "Big Time Adolescence" actor had his "Dangerous Woman" album art-inspired ink changed into a black heart after he and Grande called off their engagement, according to (https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/pete-davidson-covers-ariana-grande-inspired-tattoo-with-cursed/) Us Weekly.
Ric founded Black Heart Foundation which provides educational scholarships to young people in need.