Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the spirits depressed or crushed by grief or despair.
- adj. idiomatic alternative spelling of brokenhearted. Feeling depressed, despondent, or hopeless, especially over losing a love.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the spirits depressed or crushed by grief or despair.
- adj. full of sorrow
- broken + heart + -ed (Wiktionary)
“Maybe we would be too young to be really in love, but we would like each other so much that it would seem that way, and when we eventually broke up to go our separate ways, maybe for college, we would be broken-hearted, at least for a while.”
“After his much-publicized breakdown last spring, Mr. Sheen was replaced by Ashton Kutcher center who plays newly created character Walden Schmidt, a broken-hearted Internet billionaire.”
“She wasn't broken-hearted about the groom, but she was broken-hearted about her beautiful, amazing dress not being worn.”
“And I was nineteen, and sun-warm Hawaiian in spite of my three-quarters haole blood, and I knew nothing save my girlhood splendours at Kilohana and my Honolulu education at the Royal Chief School, and my grey husband at Nahala with his grey preachments and practices of sobriety and thrift, and those two childless uncles of mine, the one with far, cold vision, the other the broken-hearted, for-ever-dreaming lover of a dead princess.”
“This made us cry: I hope that readers know that I am writing to them from that place in myself that is both broken-hearted and beautiful to that same place in them; that I'm hoping that we meet and are transformed in some way together.”
“Like them, Jesus loved so much he was willing to live and die for the poor, the broken-hearted, the castaway, and all the rest of us schmucks.”
“Seems like we always spend the best part of our time just saying goodbye," Taylor's broken-hearted Angela laments to Clift's George Eastman with whom she is still hopelessly in love.”
“He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.”
“Almost five full paragraphs are allotted to the murderer's roommate, an apparent expert on domestic violence, describing the broken-hearted killer who cried and wanted the victim back.”
“Last season began with Ben a bit broken-hearted and unsure that his design skills were enough to make his fashion dreams a reality.”
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