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heart-heaviness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Depression of spirits.

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Examples

  • [Footnote: Cf. Shakespeare, As You Like It, V, II, 49, "By so much the more shall I tomorrow be at the height of heart-heaviness, by how much I shall think my brother happy in having what he wishes for."]

    A Complete Grammar of Esperanto

  • She still had her hours of depression and strange heart-heaviness so alien to her nature, and even in her lighter moments she was far more restrained than of yore -- shrewd still, quick of understanding still, but infinitely graver, more womanly, more reserved.

    The Keeper of the Door

  • And herself – Elizabeth felt as if she could have laid herself down on the doorstep and died, for mere heart-heaviness.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • And herself -- Elizabeth felt as if she could have laid herself down on the doorstep and died, for mere heart-heaviness.

    Hills of the Shatemuc

  • By so much the more shall I to-morrow be at the height of heart-heaviness, by how much I shall think my brother happy in having what he wishes for.

    As You Like It

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