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heartbroken

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːtbrəʊkən
 
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Definition of heartbroken in English:

adjective

Suffering from overwhelming distress: he was heartbroken at the thought of leaving the house
More example sentences
  • A devastated mum is heartbroken after thieves stole a tender tribute from her daughter's grave.
  • We accept that Thomas died but we can't accept his suffering and we are all heartbroken.
  • You cannot live well without a friend, and if Jesus is not your best friend, you will end up being heartbroken and desolate.
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