Definitions

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

  • adj. Melancholy; depressed; sad.

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  • adj. Sad, melancholy.

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Examples

  • So we pulled on, light-stomached and heavy-hearted, with half a thousand miles of snow and silence between us and Haines Mission by the sea.

    GRIT OF WOMEN

  • Such light-hearted reaction to a heavy-hearted reality reflects ill on us as a people.

    Sister Mary Ann Walsh: The Death Penalty Is Political Sport At Its Most Barbarous

  • Two heavy-hearted singles released last year, "Fallin' " and "I Just Can't Do This," failed to make a dent on radio or BET.

    Looking ahead: Five new artists to look for in 2011

  • As an organization, and as our team members and our staff, we're very heavy-hearted about this, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

    Ballpark Death Caught on Film, Commentators Snicker Unknowingly

  • Though he prayed for a moose, just one moose, all game seemed to have deserted the land, and nightfall found the exhausted man crawling into camp, light-handed, heavy-hearted.

    THE WHITE SILENCE

  • Merritt's heavy-hearted admission earned him an immediate rebuke from Doug Logan, chief executive of USA Track and Field, who has overseen the sport in the United States as it has sought to distance itself from a spate of steroid scandals in the early 2000s.

    Olympic 400-meter champ LaShawn Merritt tests positive for steroid

  • Now, Drake's arresting new album, "Thank Me Later," follows through on West's heavy-hearted promise.

    Album review: Drake, "Thank Me Later"

  • A recent headline on the Oakland Tribune was, "They Were Men of Peace", and the story below it started, "Mourners from across the country packed Oracle Arena to the rafters Friday, as the city and nation said a heavy-hearted goodby to four Oakland police officers fatally shot in the line of duy March 21."

    Men of Pieces

  • If you can find a history textbook not distorted, tainted and/or sanitized by the Texas Board of Education and other hard-rightists, you'll find the stories of legions of the disaffected and heavy-hearted arriving here from our first moments on.

    Paula Gordon: Deadly Wrong

  • Closing out the album are two piano-driven numbers, the heavy-hearted “Four Years” and the resigned “Long Time Nothing New.”

    Buzzine » Pete Yorn

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