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synonyms for heart of the matter

  • basics
  • core
  • essence
  • focus
  • fundamentals
  • gist
  • heart
  • kernel
  • meat
  • quintessence
  • reality
  • root
  • soul
  • substance
  • bottom line
  • brass tacks
  • chief part
  • chief thing
  • cold fact
  • essential details
  • essential part
  • hard fact
  • important matter
  • meat and potatoes
  • name of the game
  • nuts and bolts
  • the facts
  • the name of the game

antonyms for heart of the matter

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  • exterior
  • exteriority
  • outside
  • surface
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How to use heart of the matter in a sentence

I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
I hate to be long at my toilette at any time; but to delay much in such a matter while travelling is folly.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
The blood that accused his friend in his heart, rushed to his face, when he repeated what had been told him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
After all, may not even John Burns be human; may not Mr. Chamberlain himself have a heart that can feel for another?
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
“And the matter of the will was all disposed of by the probate judge today, I hear,” said the judge, his hand on the door.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Her heart fluttered violently with fear as she saw that he stepped out after her, and walked by her side toward the house.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
For of sadness cometh death, and it overwhelmeth the strength, and the sorrow of the heart boweth down the neck.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The Senora Moreno's heart broke within her, when those words passed her lips to her adored Felipe.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
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