- crushed with sorrow or grief.
Origin of heartbroken
Examples from the Web for heartbroken
And when that happened several months back, the friend said, Brinsley was heartbroken.Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay
December 24, 2014
Why do they sincerely try to restore, or preserve, the line between the two, and get heartbroken when the line fails?A Reminder: Our Justices are Politicians in Robes
November 13, 2014
Her heartbroken and horrified brother, Sam Jones, made the identification.Indiana Serial Killer’s Confession Was Just the Start
October 21, 2014
For now, even the tragedy that left many local people in shock and heartbroken has not brought on a lull in the fighting.In the Killing Fields of Ukraine with Children Who Saw the MH17 Horror
July 20, 2014
Cue damaged teenagers, heartbroken parents, and crusading lawyers who blow the whole story open.‘Kids for Cash’: Crooked Judge, Damaged Teens, and the Perils of Zero Tolerance
Ronald K. Fried
February 25, 2014
On the very threshold I stood arrested by that heartbroken cry of his.The Strolling Saint
Am I not heartbroken and wretched, without a hope or a future?Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
The Colonel was heartbroken, and the officers were savage and sullen.Soldiers Three, Part II.
A third time he struggled, weary, heartbroken, over that trail.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
Then came the reporters for copy which only this heartbroken woman could give.Susan B. Anthony
- suffering from intense grief
Word Origin and History for heartbroken
1580s, present participle of heartbreak.