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  • n. The condition of being heartsick

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless


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  • That kind of heartsickness is just the reason Best Coast's modus operandi feels real, or more than a mere throwback to old lovelorn damsels in distress singing about their bad boy dream lovers.

    San Francisco Bay Guardian: Music

  • I could think of no way to console him, nor could I ease my own heartsickness.


  • Gary sounded as if he was suffering from the same kind of heartsickness that had afflicted her.

    Fly Away Home

  • Then not only will you bring down on yourself the opprobrium of both sides for failing to take a stand at a moment that demands a choice; you will also find in the prevailing media narrative no hook to hang your conciliatory analysis on, no peg for your empyrean perspective, no patience for your it's-all-so-complicated heartsickness.

    Marty Kaplan: The CNN-NPR-NYT Middle East Conspiracy

  • The heartsickness comes in because while I am an ubergeek for the world building, I always feel that Star Wars is a bit of a rotten apple, with a beautiful skin of books, comics, games, reference manuals etc.. wrapped around an inferior core cinema property.

    Just What the Doctor Ordered - an Elephant in the Bathtub

  • Whatever anger or frustration you might already feel about this war, it's nothing compared to the heartsickness you'll feel after seeing this movie.

    Marianne Williamson: No End in Sight

  • And then the familiar heartsickness, as if she were suddenly clomping not through the woods but through an endless cemetery.


  • I've had a spell of heartsickness since the election has been decided.

    Baby it's cold outside...

  • Now had the time so worn that the season was in the first days of August, and weariness and heartsickness increased on Birdalone again, and she began to look pined and pale.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • That element that has been so lacking in our political environment that it has caused a spiritual, psychological and political heartsickness in the heartland ... '

    Bringing Down the House of Lies: The Final "Leg" of the Journey


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