Incapable of mastering his emotion, he arose, and tearing himself violently from the chamber where he had just found dead him to whom he came to report the news of the death of Porthos, he uttered sobs so heart-rending
that the servants, who seemed only to wait for an explosion of grief, answered to it by their lugubrious clamors, and the dogs of the late comte by their lamentable howlings.
I have often been awakened at the dawn of day by the most heart-rending
shrieks of an own aunt of mine, whom he used to tie up to a joist, and whip upon her naked back till she was literally covered with blood.
It was a heart-rending
spectacle, but the audience, seeing that the play had stopped, became angry and began to yell:
Charlie Sloane some day." Coming after Billy Andrews' proxy effort, this was not quite the shock to Anne's romantic sensibilities that it would otherwise have been; but it was certainly another heart-rending
But suddenly she heard the rustle of a skirt, and with it the sound of heart-rending
, smothered sobbing, and felt arms about her neck.
The mutilated and almost undistinguishable bodies were placed in rows upon the ground, in the midst of the assemblage; and the scene of heart-rending
anguish and lamentation that ensued would have confounded those who insist on Indian stoicism.
But it was not only the heart-rending
sound that almost paralysed poor Mimi with terror.
At that instant he heard a heart-rending
cry close beside him--"Water!
He felt a bitter hatred for Griffiths, but for Mildred, notwithstanding all that had passed, only a heart-rending
With my heart-rending
growl--my horrible, shudderful growl?
Just as it was tremblingly imperative that Jerry must suddenly squat down, point his nose at the zenith, and vocalize his heart-rending
woe, an idea came to him.
It was a very sentimental and rather ill-spelled epistle in which the inflammable Cyrus reproached her in heart-rending
words for her coldness, and begged her to answer his letter, saying that if she did he would keep the secret "in violets." Cyrus probably meant "inviolate" but Cecily thought it was intended for a poetical touch.