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  • In choosing to adapt John Fowles's complex and epic romance novel, British filmmaker Karel Reisz enlisted the help of dramatist Harold Pinter, who framed the sorrow-laden, 19th-century tale of sexual repression with an intriguing modern story, creating a film-within-a-film structure that reflects the early '80s milieu.

    John Farr: Celebrating Streep At Sixty

  • A drowning city, an inexplicable response, an impossibly heart-rending affair best relegated to a cordoned-off section of a sorrow-laden mind.

    Mark Newberg: Winds of Change: The Rebirth of New Orleans

  • “That ye do without cause,” spake the sorrow-laden wife.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • The complaint of a human heart, sorrow-laden, perchance guilty, telling its secret, whether of guilt or sorrow, to the great heart of mankind; beseeching its sympathy or forgiveness, — at every moment, — in each accent, — and never in vain!

    The Scarlet Letter

  • Now it was a herd of diabolic shapes, that grinned and mocked at the pale minister, and beckoned him away with them; now a group of shining angels, who flew upward heavily, as sorrow-laden, but grew more ethereal as they rose.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • A silent moment ensued as Muddy and Sissy turned to gaze at each other, their darling features arranged into identical expressions of intense and sorrow-laden dismay.


  • Happiness was so strange to her that she welcomed eagerly this present hour, which was so blight to her poor sorrow-laden heart.

    The Cryptogram A Novel

  • Jack took a few more puffs, and relieved his sorrow-laden breast by several preliminary and preparatory sighs, after which he proceeded:

    The Lady of the Ice A Novel

  • We bless Thy holy name for that wonderful providence of bountiful love and inspiring benevolence by which Thou hast made us a great and mighty nation out of an insignificant, struggling, and sorrow-laden beginning.

    Final Report of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission

  • To this spot his spirit, sorrow-laden, had ever turned with gratitude and yearning.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864


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