overwhelmed by grief; deeply afflicted or sorrowful.
deeply affected by sorrow or distress
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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.
Most grief-stricken survivors were more detached from family.
We tender our sympathies to the grief-stricken parents.