Here, in Number Four, are my Adopted Handwritings of public characters; my testimonials to my own worth and integrity; my Heartrending
Statements of the officer's family, the curate's wife, and the grazier's widow, stained with tears, blotted with emotion; et cetera, et cetera.
But what was his surprise, on reaching the shore, to hear sounds of the most heartrending
distress, mingled with the sweetest songs which had ever charmed him
He locked the doors of his house, mounted his horse, and with a broken spirit set out on his journey; but he had hardly gone half-way when, harassed by his reflections, he had to dismount and tie his horse to a tree, at the foot of which he threw himself, giving vent to piteous heartrending
sighs; and there he remained till nearly nightfall, when he observed a man approaching on horseback from the city, of whom, after saluting him, he asked what was the news in Florence.
In the midst of all this frightful tumult and these terrific cries, two reports, fearfully distinct, followed by two shrieks more heartrending
than all, froze me with terror.
When he told me this he put his hand to his cheek as though he still felt the smart of the blow, and in his eyes was a pain that was heartrending
and an amazement that was ludicrous.
It was heartrending
, Oudarde; and IL saw a very hard man, Master Ponce Lacabre, the procurator, weep.
My father talks of nothing but marches and countermarches, things of which I understand nothing; and the day before yesterday during my daily walk through the village I witnessed a heartrending
Once only he gave Norine a sorrowful, heartrending
look; then, from lips already cold, breathed that one word, 'Theodore
The disclosures suggested by what has come to light are so heartrending
and so dreadful that I cannot bring myself to write about them until I am absolutely obliged to do so.
He laid his head on Phellion's desk, and all his limbs were limp as if struck by lightning; while his sobs were so heartrending
, so genuine, that for the first time in his life Poiret's feelings were stirred by the sufferings of another.
As a matter of fact, however, what he complained of most was his spiritual condition--that indescribable forsakenness--to which he gives such heartrending
expression in "Zarathustra".
She lived in a town "in the centre," sharing her compassionate labours between the horrors of overcrowded jails, and the heartrending
misery of bereaved homes.