overwhelmed by grief; deeply afflicted or sorrowful.

1900–05 Unabridged
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deeply affected by sorrow or distress

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Example sentences
Yesterday, none of his grief-stricken colleagues in the carefully chosen and
  deployed unit said they were particularly surprised.
And seldom in such cases are grief-stricken sobs heard in court in the middle
  of testimony.
She held them off, without sounding nobly grief-stricken or unnaturally
  cheerful or absent-minded or confused.
People in mourning are brought out of their grief-stricken state and placed in
  a better atmosphere and environment.
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