- emotional pain or distress; sorrow; grief; anguish.
Origin of heartache
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Examples from the Web for heartache
His success later in the afternoon has staggered a nation and sent two families reeling from heartache that never diminishes.Any Outrage Out There for Ramos and Liu, Protesters?
December 22, 2014
But now the feelings of heartache increased as the workload diminished.The Resilient City: New York After 9/11
September 11, 2014
Take responsibility for yourself and your loved ones for these situations carry great burden and heartache.How To Avoid Brain Death Purgatory
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January 31, 2014
With each new tragedy that unfolds comes grief and heartache, but also an opportunity to educate.Inside Florida’s Battle With the Flesh-Eating Vibrio Vulnificus
October 8, 2013
Based off of the same chord structures, and the songs are of heartache and loss.Justin Townes Earle Talks About His New Album
March 28, 2012
True, there were hot days and restless nights, weary feet, and now and then a heartache.
He himself had gone through loneliness and heartache, and the shadow was still on him.
If I'd seen you caring for Monny, I should have found some medicine to cure my heartache.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
War and suffering and heartache and trouble seemed a long, long way off.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
And then, alone once more, all his misery and heartache returned.The Woman-Haters
Joseph C. Lincoln
- intense anguish or mental suffering
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Word Origin and History for heartache
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