What does the word heartless mean?

Usage examples for heartless

  1. Mr. Benfield, like many others, continued to love imaginary qualities in his mistress, long after her heartless coquetry had disgusted him with her person: a kind of feeling which springs from self- love, which finds it necessary to seek consolation in creating beauties, that may justify our follies to ourselves; and which often keeps alive the semblance of the passion, when even hope, or real admiration, is extinct. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. Brice walked on silently; the girl was heartless and worthy of her education. – From Sand Hill to Pine by Bret Harte
  3. If you can speak in this heartless way it shows you are very different from what I believed you. – The Limit by Ada Leverson
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