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grief-stricken

[greef-strik-uh n]
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adjective
  1. overwhelmed by grief; deeply afflicted or sorrowful.
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Origin of grief-stricken

First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for grief-stricken

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Historical Examples

  • 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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