The brokenness of the political system drives the former, and helplessness drives the latter.
And yet, her own brokenness over her failures is written in such a way that the audience is implicated in them.
Our brokenness and openness must be two-way, horizontal as well as vertical, with one another as with God.
One special want of the present moment is brokenness of spirit.
brokenness in daily experience is simply the response of humility to the conviction of God.
There is a brokenness in the utterance which makes it difficult to translate, but which is touchingly natural.
Being complete in the moment also signifies something more: there is no insufficiency, no brokenness, or absence of something.
But first he kissed the ordaining hands, anointed as they had been to cast out evil from the heart and to bind up its brokenness.
The foolishness would not be so noticeable if the brokenness were not so hideous and genuine and actual and matter-of-course.
Conscious weakness, as a preparation for service, is one thing: brokenness is another.
late 14c., past participle adjective from break (v.). Broken record in reference to someone continually repeating the same thing is from 1944, in reference to scratches on records that cause the needle to jump back and repeat.
When Britain's Minister of State, Selwyn Lloyd[,] became bored with a speech by Russia's Andrei Vishinsky in UN debate, he borrowed a Dizzy Gillespie bebop expression and commented: "Dig that broken record." While most translators pondered the meaning, a man who takes English and puts it into Chinese gave this translation: "Recover the phonograph record which you have discarded." ["Jet," Oct. 15, 1953]