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[greef-strik-uh n] /ˈgrifˌstrɪk ən/
overwhelmed by grief; deeply afflicted or sorrowful.
Origin of grief-stricken
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He looked from the letter to her face, and saw that she was deadly pale and grief-stricken.

    Pretty Geraldine, the New York Salesgirl Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • But we looked in vain for the thin, bowed figure of his grief-stricken sister.

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • Her noble face was so grief-stricken that she looked years older in a single day.

  • "He has come, dear," replied Flora; and I heard her kiss the grief-stricken maiden.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
  • Long, during that day, did the grief-stricken mother breathe sad, melancholy music into the ears of her dying child.

British Dictionary definitions for grief-stricken


deeply affected by sorrow or distress
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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