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[hahrt-sawr, -sohr]
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  1. heartsick.
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Origin of heartsore

1175–1225; Middle English. See heart, sore; compare Old English heortsārnes grief
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • In every case some heartsore was at the bottom of the guilt.

    Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)

    Harriet Martineau

  • When she reached the station she was footsore, heartsore, soulsore.

  • And Sonny, heartsore and bewildered, would shrink back hopelessly to his kennel.

    The House in the Water

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • It was a pleasant ride,—I mind it well,—and a timely, for I was heartsore and footsore when you took me up.

  • I was too ignorant and heartsore to understand how gracious they were to my simplicity, even more than to my youth.