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broken heart

despair; disillusionment; devastating sorrow, especially from disappointment in love.
Origin of broken heart
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Well, would you like the story of the Princess with the broken heart?

    Mrs. Maxon Protests Anthony Hope
  • These rooms are full, but no one sees another in the House of the broken heart.

  • I know a broken heart that went To serve you but as ornament.

    The Two Vanrevels Booth Tarkington
  • For broken heart or broken nose, For every sickness science knows.

    A Yeoman's Letters P. T. Ross
  • He came into the hills only to find that the mother of his child had died of a broken heart.

    The Shepherd of the Hills Harold Bell Wright

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