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broken heart

noun
1.
despair; disillusionment; devastating sorrow, especially from disappointment in love.
Origin of broken heart
1825-1835
1825-35
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  • Well, would you like the story of the Princess with the broken heart?

    Mrs. Maxon Protests Anthony Hope
  • The old merchant said this with dry eyes, but with the bitterness of a broken heart.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • I know a broken heart that went To serve you but as ornament.

    The Two Vanrevels Booth Tarkington
  • Can you heal my mother's broken heart,--broken, long ago by my disgrace?

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • He came into the hills only to find that the mother of his child had died of a broken heart.

    The Shepherd of the Hills Harold Bell Wright

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