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 ?
The Puritan, again, an autocrat in his own household, had worn out three wives, and, merely by the remorseless weight and hardness of his character in the conjugal relation, had sent them, one after another, broken-hearted, to their graves.
If the only whales that thus sank were old, meagre, and broken-hearted creatures, their pads of lard diminished and all their bones heavy and rheumatic; then you might with some reason assert that this sinking is caused by an uncommon specific gravity in the fish so sinking, consequent upon this absence of buoyant matter in him.
Did He not say that his, mission, in all ages, was to bind up the broken-hearted, and set at liberty them that are bruised?
Those banks of beautiful ladies, shining in their barbaric splendors, would see a knight sprawl from his horse in the lists with a lance- shaft the thickness of your ankle clean through him and the blood spouting, and instead of fainting they would clap their hands and crowd each other for a better view; only sometimes one would dive into her handkerchief, and look ostentatiously broken-hearted, and then you could lay two to one that there was a scandal there somewhere and she was afraid the public hadn't found it out.
He had to keep still long after she went to bed, for she kept making broken-hearted ejaculations from time to time, tossing unrestfully, and turning over.
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.
Edward, who, she was sure, had quite doted upon the worthless hussy, and was now, by all accounts, almost broken-hearted, at Oxford.
I should be quite broken-hearted if you thought of leaving -' My mother was too much overcome to go on.
One of them was to love the other and to die broken-hearted because the loved one would not requite the passion.
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.