(härt′strĭk′ən) also heart-struck (-strŭk′)
Overwhelmed with grief, dismay, or remorse.
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A profound silence succeeded to the reading of this choice epistle, during which Newman Noggs, as he folded it up, gazed with a kind of grotesque pity at the boy of desperate character therein referred to; who, having no more distinct perception of the matter in hand, than that he had been the unfortunate cause of heaping trouble and falsehood upon Nicholas, sat mute and dispirited, with a most woe-begone and heart-stricken look.
He ran back to Seth, and the two sons lifted the sad burden in heart-stricken silence.
Aye, aye, he shouted with a terrific, loud, animal sob, like that of a heart-stricken moose; Aye, aye!
Here the lay of the heart-stricken Altisidora came to an end, while the warmly wooed Don Quixote began to feel alarm; and with a deep sigh he said to himself, "O that I should be such an unlucky knight that no damsel can set eyes on me but falls in love with me!
Oh, the sweet rest of that embrace to the heart-stricken Maggie!
"Alice," she said, "the Huron offers us both life, nay, more than both; he offers to restore Duncan, our invaluable Duncan, as well as you, to our friends--to our father-- to our heart-stricken, childless father, if I will bow down this rebellious, stubborn pride of mine, and consent--"
I may not be able to afford to buy another one', he expressed his feeling in a heart-stricken mood.
The horror writer says he was heart-stricken as a book lover.
The elder Lee, formerly a six-term legislator with the ruling Saenuri Party, had earlier told reporters after arriving at the Supreme Prosecutors' Office on Tuesday that he was "very heart-stricken."