brokenheartedness


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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."
At this point in Sebald's career, a skeptic would not find it hard to write a kind of parody of him: he has only to pick up a cappuccino in a railway-station cafeteria, after all, and suddenly he sees himself surrounded by a "circle of severed heads." The reader who declines to succumb to the spell of the hypnotic prose will say that Sebald is only seeking out--in some sense, creating--a world that mirrors his own brokenheartedness and dread; it is nearly always twilight in these stories, and the season he keeps returning to is autumn (particularly October and November, the latter of which he calls, characteristically, the "month of the dead").