Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of heart-stricken.

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Examples

  • This is a genuine awakening of life that is set on fire by the heart-struck match of spirited music.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Henri, with whom Valancourt had entered the garden, for their care, and moved towards the chateau, without noticing Valancourt, who, heart-struck by her manner, exclaimed in a low voice — ‘Good God! how have I deserved this? — what has been said, to occasion this change?’

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • The heart-struck minstrel heard the word; and though his flame, uncured,

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume III The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • Let us not heed these things! for -- light as is the task to traders in death's dark trappings; painful and soul-subduing are those withering details to the grieving and heart-struck mourner!

    A Love Story

  • And in the heart-struck silence which fell upon the little group that she left behind, Lady Caroline gravely bowed and led her weeping daughter from the room.

    A True Friend A Novel

  • He stopped for one heart-struck look from his casement.

    Seventeen

  • "What do you require?" asks Wotan at last, in gloom, heart-struck.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • He has heard Senta's exclamation, witnessed her strange condition, and affected by it differently from all the others cries, heart-struck, "Senta, Senta, are you determined to destroy me?"

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • 'Twas a match o 'Michael Tregenza's makin', I reckon, an ', so like's not, Joe weern't any more heart-struck than Joan.

    Lying Prophets

  • Here heart-struck Grief might heav’nward stretch her scan,

    Verses Written with a Pencil at the Inn at Kenmore

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