a.1.Shocked; dismayed.
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During those last days, while the precious life yet lingered, my tears, my words, and everything I did bore witness to my heartstricken repentance.
We are heartstricken about this child," said Kenneth Moch, Chimerix CEO.
And he lied again about the reason for attacking Iraq in 1991--hardly to defend the integrity of Kuwait (can one imagine Bush heartstricken over Iraq's taking of Kuwait?