heart-stricken love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Overwhelmed with grief, dismay, or remorse.

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Examples

  • He ran back to Seth, and the two sons lifted the sad burden in heart-stricken silence.

    Adam Bede

  • At last, being of the opinion that I had succeeded in telling her in rude enough terms the essentials of what I had to say, I was touched by her heart-stricken expression.

    Hunger

  • When the first tumult of uncontrollable sorrow had passed away, availing myself of the solemnity and impressiveness of the scene, I desired the heart-stricken family to accompany me in prayer, and all knelt down while I solemnly and fervently repeated some of those prayers which appeared most applicable to the occasion.

    The Purcell Papers

  • Like the heart-stricken deer to that loved covert wending,

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • She could make no sense of the words but the way he spoke reminded her of the way young men, heart-stricken by her beauty, had sung to her long ago.

    Comanche Moon

  • She could make no sense of the words but the way he spoke reminded her of the way young men, heart-stricken by her beauty, had sung to her long ago.

    Comanche Moon

  • She could make no sense of the words but the way he spoke reminded her of the way young men, heart-stricken by her beauty, had sung to her long ago.

    Comanche Moon

  • She could make no sense of the words but the way he spoke reminded her of the way young men, heart-stricken by her beauty, had sung to her long ago.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • Miss Grant is simply heart-stricken, as you may well imagine.

    I. O. U.

  • Miss Grant is simply heart-stricken, as you may well imagine.

    I. O. U.

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