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heartbroken

[hahrt-broh-kuh n] /ˈhɑrtˌbroʊ kən/
adjective
1.
crushed with sorrow or grief.
Origin of heartbroken
1580-1590
1580-90; heart + broken
Related forms
heartbrokenly, adverb
heartbrokenness, noun
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  • But the dear nurse that was looking after the baby was heartbroken.

  • Am I not heartbroken and wretched, without a hope or a future?

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • The heartbroken father was himself compelled to perform the ceremony.

    The Woman from Outside Hulbert Footner
  • "But she sent a carving-knife at me first," said the heartbroken husband.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Beatrice took immediate possession of the front seat, that she might comfort her heartbroken young nephew.

    Her Prairie Knight B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for heartbroken

heartbroken

/ˈhɑːtˌbrəʊkən/
adjective
1.
suffering from intense grief
Derived Forms
heartbrokenly, adverb
heartbrokenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for heartbroken
adj.

1580s, present participle of heartbreak.

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