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heartrending

[hahrt-ren-ding] /ˈhɑrtˌrɛn dɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing or expressing intense grief, anguish, or distress.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; heart + rending
Related forms
heartrendingly, adverb
Can be confused
gut-wrenching, heartrending.
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  • And, as many of you know, these stories are truly heartrending.
  • Click on the image above to watch a heartrending video.
  • The cries and groans of the wounded as they were driven by were heartrending and awful to hear.

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