grief-stricken love

Definitions

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  • adj. sorrowful through loss or deprivation

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Examples

  • The author imagines Titania, the fairy queen of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," as the grief-stricken fairy mother of an adopted human child who has died.

    Cheeshahteaumauk, Class of '65 (1665)

  • But the person who's really staring a hole through Bennett is Rosie's grief-stricken father.

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  • Now all reason up seems meaningless to him: a feeling not odd to a grief-stricken, nonetheless here related to a dignified dried which Macbeth has combined as his middle landscape.

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  • Yet Kwaque bore no grudge against Michael, and was himself so interested in his lord's welfare and comfort -- this lord who had saved his life that terrible day on King William Island from the two grief-stricken pig-owners -- that he cherished Michael for his lord's sake.

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  • The weak tears of age rolled down his cheeks, and all the feebleness of his eighty-seven years showed in his grief-stricken countenance.

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  • As he looked back at her, rough-coated and grief-stricken, he could see Terrence hovering solicitously near her.

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  • That was all, and an entire ship's company stared down in silence and fear at a sea-monster grief-stricken over its dying progeny.

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  • The secrets of their marvellous discoveries died with Paul and Lloyd, both laboratories being destroyed by grief-stricken relatives.

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  • And he was asking it of the grief-stricken mother who was about to lose her only daughter.

    Steve Young: Demanding Compassion (This Morning's Philadelphia Inquirer)

  • I hadn't even thought about what it might do to the grief-stricken person him - or herself, but which I know * you* know only too well. ...

    intertribal: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.

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