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- n. Plural form of heartbreaking.
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Finally, he came to me with tears and crocodile -- crocodile heartbreakings, beseeching me not to leave him, not to marry anyone and not to look at any man.
The gross, jaded, uncouth present has slipped from me as a garment might, and I see the past like a little show, struggles and heartbreakings of long ago, and watch it with the same indifferent curiosity as I would the regulated mimicry of a stage play.
He still had unexpected heartbreakings to experience.
"There has been a lot of disappointment, and [a] lot of heartbreakings, and [a] lot of people who have gone bust," Bonyadian says.
Meanwhile the coach drove on, and Marcia passed from her childhood’s home into the great world of men and women, changes, heartbreakings, sorrows and joys.
"Their banishment to Holland was fortunate; the decline of their little company in the strange land was fortunate; the difficulties which they experienced in getting the royal consent to banish themselves to this wilderness was fortunate; all the tears and heartbreakings of that ever-memorable parting at Delfthaven had the happiest influence on the rising destinies of New England.