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- n. A subjective feeling of grief or loss.
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- n. devastating sorrow and despair
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She was past the age where a broken heart could be mended with a cup of warm chocolate and a steaming hunk of Cookie’s gingerbread.
O may these meltings of a broken heart end in conversion!
If ever there was a broken heart — one crushed and blighted by the rude grasp of suffering misfortune — it was Patsey's.
Of strangerhood and broken heart and love I must aby:
With broken heart and contrite sigh,  t2. t210.h133-p0.6
While he was storming with abusive language, and even using the gory lash with hellish vengeance to separate husband and wife, I could see the sympathetic teardrop, stealing its way down the cheek of the profligate and black-leg, whose object it now was to bind up the broken heart of a wife, and restore to the arms of a bereaved husband, his companion.
But Thorold's suicide is mere weakness, scarce a perverted courage; and Mildred's broken heart was an ill not beyond the healing of a morally robust physician.