heavy-heartedness


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heav·y-heart·ed

(hĕv′ē-här′tĭd)
adj.
Melancholy; depressed; sad.

heav′y-heart′ed·ly adv.
heav′y-heart′ed·ness n.
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heavy-heartedness

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He arrived in London in the midst of what is called "the season," and it seemed to him at first that he might here put himself in the way of being diverted from his heavy-heartedness. He knew no one in all England, but the spectacle of the mighty metropolis roused him somewhat from his apathy.
He said: "When one of my team-mates at Celtic, Johnny Doyle, died in a domestic accident in my days as a player I remember the heavy-heartedness that fell on the club as a whole.
People often don't realize that their heavy-heartedness influences their health.