her heart heaves

stargazer

Senior Member
Slovenia, Slovenian
Hello everyone,

I often come across the expression "his/her heart heaved", but I can't exactly work out the meaning. How would you paraphrase it?

stargazer
 
  • kbeiderman

    New Member
    English-American
    He or she was moved with some powerful emotion. "My heart heaved when I thought of that little girl losing her mother."
     
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