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Noun1.brokenheartedness - intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)brokenheartedness - intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
sorrow - an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement; "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
dolor, dolour - (poetry) painful grief
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The feelings of certain politicians may have reached a level of brokenheartedness and mistrust.
Just how Mr Bullough felt at that moment is spelled out best in his own words on his blog: "Such a quick succession of euphoria, bewilderment, vertigo, humiliation, despair and absolute brokenheartedness has no place in real life.
6) For her, a narrow focus on Jesus misses the importance of seeing/experiencing Christ in what she calls the Christa/community in relationships where erotic power, the power of our interrelatedness, heals brokenheartedness.