broken-hearted


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broken-hearted

[ˈbrəʊkənˈhɑːtɪd] ADJcon el corazón destrozado or partido

broken-hearted

[ˌbrəʊknˈhɑːtɪd] adjaffranto/a dal dolore, col cuore spezzato
to be broken-hearted → avere il cuore spezzato

broken

(ˈbrəukən) adjective
1. see break . a broken window; My watch is broken.
2. interrupted. broken sleep.
3. uneven. broken ground.
4. (of language) not fluent. He speaks broken English.
5. ruined. The children come from a broken home (= their parents are no longer living together).
ˌbroken-ˈhearted adjective
overcome by grief.
References in classic literature ?
In visions of the dark night I have dreamed of joy departed -- But a waking dreams of life and light Hath left me broken-hearted.
Policy, the bane of artists demanded it, and so, for the sake of a thousand issues and a common front to the common foe, he placed the love of his life upon the altar of his patriotism, and went, a broken-hearted man, into the long exile.
Go on, my dear friend, till you, and those who, like you, have been saved, so as by fire, from the dark prison- house, shall stereotype these free, illegal pulses into statutes; and New England, cutting loose from a blood-stained Union, shall glory in being the house of refuge for the oppressed,--till we no longer merely "~hide~ the outcast," or make a merit of standing idly by while he is hunted in our midst; but, consecrat- ing anew the soil of the Pilgrims as an asylum for the oppressed, proclaim our WELCOME to the slave so loudly, that the tones shall reach every hut in the Carolinas, and make the broken-hearted bondman leap up at the thought of old Massachusetts.