Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sad-hearted; depressed in spirits.

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Examples

  • “Have patience with me till to-morrow,” said he, and they granted him the delay he sought; whereupon he went away, sore concerned for what had betided him and knowing not how he should do, and sat down in a solitary place heart-heavy, care-full, thought-opprest.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Also, I apologize if this seems overly direct or formal... blog comment boxes are just not the right format, particularly for heart-heavy situations.

    Translucency

  • She hesitates before answering, thinking briefly of their last conversations before he left, those grim revelations that had left them both heart-heavy and drained.

    The Comeback Season

  • Individuals may be characterized as “heart-heavy” or “brainheavy.”

    Results FROM THE Heart

  • It came clear to him suddenly how like were Brother Oswin's large hands to those of Joscelin Lucy, and yet how the one pair made a havoc of whatever they touched, and the other pair, for all their size, moved with delicate dexterity, whether on the reins of a speckled grey horse, or sword and lance, or circling the tender body of a heart-heavy girl.

    The Leper of Saint Giles

  • And so, weary with pleasure, and heart-heavy with feelings that had no longer any reason to exist, pale with fatigue, untidy with crush, their pretty white gowns sullied and passé, each went her way; in every heart a wonder whether the few hilarious hours of strange emotions were worth all they claimed as their right and due.

    The Man Between: An International Romance

  • To him the scene was heart-heavy with memories, but to the boys it was the first glimpse of that great and mysterious life lying far beyond their native hills.

    The Starbucks

  • She went to bed in the dark, and slept with the work-weariness which keeps the heart-heavy from waking.

    The Leatherwood God

  • And so, weary with pleasure, and heart-heavy with feelings that had no longer any reason to exist, pale with fatigue, untidy with crush, their pretty white gowns sullied and passe, each went her way; in every heart

    The Man Between, an International Romance

  • "Have patience with me till to-morrow," said he, and they granted him the delay he sought; whereupon he went away, sore concerned for what had betided him and knowing not how he should do, and sat down in a solitary place heart-heavy, care - full, thought-opprest.

    Arabian nights. English

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