heartbroken

Part of speech: adjective

Overwhelmingly grieved.

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Usage examples "heartbroken":

  1. They are very quaint, and kept by poor folks for poor folks; but to the dazed eyes of Findelkind they looked like a forbidden paradise, for he was so hungry and so heartbroken, and he had never seen any bigger place than little Zirl. - "Bimbi", Louise de la Ramee.
  2. Guessing that he would attempt flight too late, and longing to save the heartbroken father from the shame of seeing his son's arrest and imprisonment, she drew the shaking thief aside and in a whisper bade him go at once to Sleary, the proprietor of the circus to which her father had once belonged. - "Tales from Dickens", Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives.
  3. I hope you will, because if you do not, I shall be heartbroken, and you wouldn't want me that way, would you, Auntie Sue? - "The Re-Creation of Brian Kent", Harold Bell Wright.