brokenly


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bro·ken

 (brō′kən)
v.
Past participle of break.
adj.
1. Forcibly separated into two or more pieces; fractured: a broken arm; broken glass.
2. Sundered by divorce, separation, or desertion of a parent or parents: children from broken homes; a broken marriage.
3. Having been violated: a broken promise.
4.
a. Incomplete: a broken set of books.
b. Being in a state of disarray; disordered: troops fleeing in broken ranks.
5.
a. Intermittently stopping and starting; discontinuous: a broken cable transmission.
b. Varying abruptly, as in pitch: broken sobs.
c. Spoken with gaps and errors: broken English.
6. Topographically rough; uneven: broken terrain.
7.
a. Subdued totally; humbled: a broken spirit.
b. Weakened and infirm: broken health.
8. Crushed by grief: died of a broken heart.
9. Financially ruined; bankrupt.
10. Not functioning; out of order: a broken washing machine.

bro′ken·ly adv.
bro′ken·ness n.
Translations

brokenly

[ˈbrəʊkənlɪ] ADV [say etc] → en tono angustiado, con palabras entrecortadas

brokenly

[ˈbrəʊknlɪ] adv (say) → con voce rotta; (sob) → convulsamente
References in classic literature ?
The man lay on his back in bed, talking brokenly but with spirit, and punctuating with his arms, which he thrashed about, restlessly, as sick people do in de- lirium.
Lift me up, good Little John," he said brokenly, "I want to smell the air from the good greenwood once again.
ing, that's what,' said Nikita brokenly and with difficulty.
He wanted to laugh, he wanted to cry, he wanted to say a thousand and one things, but all he could do was to stand still, stuttering and stammering brokenly.
He did, and in that tongue, brokenly and haltingly, as though it had been many years since he had used it, he begged them to take him with them away from this awful country.
It was a long time before he could steady his nerves to answer my questions, and then he answered perplexingly and brokenly.
He ceased brokenly, alarmed by his own volubility and by Genevieve's look of alarm.
The women screamed softly, crossed themselves, or prayed brokenly, hiding their eyes and peeping through their fingers.
The offendor arose brokenly, shook off the detaining hand of his girl, and came over.
Throbbingly alive as she was still, under the stress of her mental grief the life beat so brokenly, that a little further pull upon it would cause real illness, dull her characteristic eyes, and make her mouth thin.
I've lost my little veto,' he said, brokenly, at length.