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grief-stricken

[greef-strik-uh n] /ˈgrifˌstrɪk ən/
adjective
1.
overwhelmed by grief; deeply afflicted or sorrowful.
Origin of grief-stricken
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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  • Her noble face was so grief-stricken that she looked years older in a single day.

  • Naturally much sympathy is felt for the grief-stricken husband.

  • It seemed as if he should have been crushed, grief-stricken, broken.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • grief-stricken his corsairs bore him back aboard the carack.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • But we looked in vain for the thin, bowed figure of his grief-stricken sister.

    Eventide Effie Afton
British Dictionary definitions for grief-stricken

grief-stricken

adjective
1.
deeply affected by sorrow or distress
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