Related formsheart-wrench·ing·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for heart-wrenching
Dickens was a master of heart-wrenching pathos because he felt every pain as he wrote.
Minors are some of the most heart-wrenching cases of police shootings.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And throughout her interview, Maynard stresses the importance of her family during this heart-wrenching time.The Beautiful Newlywed Who Made the Right Change Its Mind on Physician-Assisted Death|Samantha Allen|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And I really wanted to make him be the best father in the world, to make that a really heart-wrenching moment.The ‘Maleficent’ Screenwriter Also Wrote ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’|Kevin Fallon|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The powerful images served as a heart-wrenching reminder of borderless humanity and the reach of social media.
Yes, of course, Frank and I were having this heart-wrenching discussion about the right thing to do.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Meanwhile, I was too choked up after the last heart-wrenching scene to get up and make a speech.The Mind Digger|Winston Marks
Timmy was heart-wrenching enough by himself, but I've had to watch the change in you in the past few months.The Short Life|Francis Donovan
He had had enough heart-wrenching to bear as it was without that.The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land|Ralph Connor