How to use heartrending in a sentence
Laurie Metcalf gave a heart-rending portrayal of a businesswoman suffering from early dementia in The Other Place.
About 1.7 million viewers tuned in to the heart-rending drama.
The News From Spain By Joan Wickersham Seven heart-rending love stories only peripherally about Spain.This Week’s Hot Reads, Sept. 24, 2012: David Denby, Alex Witchel & More | Mythili Rao | September 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Oscar winner Susan Sarandon delivers a brilliant, heart-rending performance in the delightful dramedy Jeff, Who Lives at Home.Susan Sarandon on ‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home,’ Limbaugh, the GOP, Tim Robbins, and More | Marlow Stern | March 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They contain some of the most exquisite, heart-rending, and thought-provoking writing I have come across.
The most heart-rending events connected with these disasters occurred everywhere throughout the country.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The wailings of the damned can never be more heart-rending, as they were driven out, crying, 'O Lord!The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
This mad, sad, heart-rending, adventure must have driven him to insanity.The Ghost Breaker | Charles Goddard
With the morning light the scene of destruction presented to the eyes of the survivors was truly heart-rending.Hurricane Hurry | W.H.G. Kingston
It is heart-rending to look at a picture such as this; it is sad to think of it and to write about it.The Civil War Through the Camera | Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
British Dictionary definitions for heart-rending
causing great mental pain and sorrow
- heart-rendingly, adverb
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