(härt′strĭk′ən) also heart-struck (-strŭk′)
Overwhelmed with grief, dismay, or remorse.
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Alice," she said, "the Huron offers us both life, nay, more than both; he offers to restore Duncan, our invaluable Duncan, as well as you, to our friends--to our father-- to our heart-stricken, childless father, if I will bow down this rebellious, stubborn pride of mine, and consent--"
Aye, aye, he shouted with a terrific, loud, animal sob, like that of a heart-stricken moose; Aye, aye
Here the lay of the heart-stricken Altisidora came to an end, while the warmly wooed Don Quixote began to feel alarm; and with a deep sigh he said to himself, "O that I should be such an unlucky knight that no damsel can set eyes on me but falls in love with me
He ran back to Seth, and the two sons lifted the sad burden in heart-stricken silence.
A profound silence succeeded to the reading of this choice epistle, during which Newman Noggs, as he folded it up, gazed with a kind of grotesque pity at the boy of desperate character therein referred to; who, having no more distinct perception of the matter in hand, than that he had been the unfortunate cause of heaping trouble and falsehood upon Nicholas, sat mute and dispirited, with a most woe-begone and heart-stricken look.
Oh, the sweet rest of that embrace to the heart-stricken Maggie
The elder Lee, formerly a six-term legislator with the ruling Saenuri Party, had earlier told reporters after arriving at the Supreme Prosecutors' Office on Tuesday that he was "very heart-stricken.