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Grievously sad.
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overwhelmed by grief or disappointment
ˌbrokenˈheartedly adv
ˌbrokenˈheartedness n
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(ˈbroʊ kənˈhɑr tɪd)

suffering from great sorrow, grief, or disappointment; heartbroken.
bro′ken•heart′ed•ly, adv.
bro′ken•heart′ed•ness, n.
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Adj.1.brokenhearted - full of sorrow
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
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She lavished tears and loving caresses upon him privately, and then went away with her owner-- went away brokenhearted, and yet proud to do it.
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From your brokenhearted daughter Joanne, son-in-law Darren and grandsons Darren, Mason and James xxxxx.
In a statement his parents said their son was brokenhearted and full of remorse.
SUNDAY SERMON He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
"I'm brokenhearted," Richard Land, of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, told The New York Times.
But, hey, consider all those jilted, brokenhearted maidens for whom she represents an avenging spirit.
Critics called it "painful, blatant, noisy and eminently repulsive" and the composer died brokenhearted three months later.
In this Jubilee Year will we offer hope and comfort to those who are "brokenhearted ...those whose spirit is crushed" (Psalm 34:18)?
Watch over us dad like you always did.) - Your brokenhearted Son Michael.