broken heart

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Noun1.broken heart - devastating sorrow and despair; "he is recovering from a broken heart"; "a broken heart languishes here"
sorrow - an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement; "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
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corazón partido
cœur blessé
cuore diviso
coração partido
inimă rănită
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Some day I'll lie down in it and for- get it all, and my poor broken heart will be at rest." He went on a-wiping.
"Drot your pore broken heart," says the baldhead; "what are you heaving your pore broken heart at US f'r?
The doctor went directly to London, where he died soon after of a broken heart; a distemper which kills many more than is generally imagined, and would have a fair title to a place in the bill of mortality, did it not differ in one instance from all other diseases--viz., that no physician can cure it.
'We have too much reason to fear that he died of a broken heart.'
I can understand a man's dying of a broken neck, or suffering from a broken arm, or a broken head, or a broken leg, or a broken nose; but a broken heart! --nonsense, it's the cant of the day.
Well, my comfort is, I am sure Jane will die of a broken heart; and then he will be sorry for what he has done."
Why should I have been the favored one; I with my broken heart and now lonely life?
I could not decide whether she desired the return of her husband because she loved him, or because she dreaded the tongue of scandal; and I was perturbed by the suspicion that the anguish of love contemned was alloyed in her broken heart with the pangs, sordid to my young mind, of wounded vanity.
For a moment all were touched, and there was disposi- tion to deal mercifully with her, seeing that she was so young and friendless, and her case so piteous, and the law that robbed her of her support to blame as being the first and only cause of her transgression; but the prosecuting officer replied that whereas these things were all true, and most pitiful as well, still there was much small theft in these days, and mistimed mercy here would be a danger to property -- oh, my God, is there no property in ruined homes, and orphaned babes, and broken hearts that British law holds precious!
He healeth the broken hearted, and bindeth up their wounds."
"I don't like to think of broken hearts -- or anything unpleasant."
With that being said however, can one actually die because of a broken heart? Can grief be strong enough to actually affect your physical health?