crushed with sorrow or grief.

1580–90; heart + broken

heartbrokenly, adverb
heartbrokenness, noun
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heartbroken (ˈhɑːtˌbrəʊkən)
suffering from intense grief

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Example sentences
We are heartbroken for the loss of such a special and beautiful lady.
These are people who are heartbroken, too, and trying to do their best to
  support the community in the only way available to them.
He was the first opera star to be imitated, drunkenly, by legions of joyful or
  heartbroken football fans.
Even the scene in which, stubborn and heartbroken, she refuses to yield to her
  brother's pleas that she change her mind holds up.
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