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heartbroken

[hahrt-broh-kuh n] /ˈhɑrtˌbroʊ kən/
adjective
1.
crushed with sorrow or grief.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; heart + broken
Related forms
heartbrokenly, adverb
heartbrokenness, noun
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  • 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.
  • Other times, he finds himself counselor to heartbroken mothers whose children were struck by bullets meant for someone else.
  • 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.
  • heartbroken souls that wallow in their sorrows and mope in perpetual gloom have got it all wrong.
  • We're all heartbroken by the lives that have been lost as a result of these events.
  • My uncle was heartbroken about having to leave the gentleman's body in the ocean.
  • She was totally heartbroken at the seeming hopelessness of it.
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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