heartsickness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heartsickness feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
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Usage

In literature:

Suddenly he felt thrown back upon himself, heartsick and cold.
"Robin" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Betty failed to come at the appointed time and he was heartsick.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
Louise returned home, heartsick and haunted by Collie's eyes that had seemed so listless, so indifferent, so weary.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
It made us heartsick to look at them, so emaciated were they from ill-usage and neglect.
"With Our Army in Palestine" by Antony Bluett
In truth, he did feel rather tired, and even a little heartsick.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
Listening to the debate, she was heartsick.
"Susan B. Anthony" by Alma Lutz
He had recognized the dwarf the minute he saw him, and heartsick with apprehension, he wondered what he was doing there.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
For half an hour the three heartsick lads paddled on steadily, and in that time hardly a word was exchanged.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
He had come back to it, heartsick of his idols of the marketplace.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I am heartsick all the time, thinking of you.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
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In poetry:

There he sat humming a little song, which was his own,
But to the world it was entirely unknown,
And as he sang the song he felt heartsick,
But he resolved to get Madame Malibran to sing his song in public
"Little Pierre's Song" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Passion Pit's 2009 debut was a hog pile of neon dance beats and helium-falsetto hooks, undercut by Michael Angelakos' endearingly heartsick lyrics.
As The King leaves behind the Cavs for Miami and shakes up the future of the NBA, Scott Raab chronicles the saga as only a heartsick Clevelander can.
Heartsick after postgame shooting.
Ogden pillow project helps the heartsick .
Lighty heartsick over biz & breakup.
Lighty heartsick over biz & breakup.
Amadou Diallo's heartsick mother was furious yesterday to learn that one of the cops involved in her son's death would get his service revolver back — and predicted more bloodshed.
Heartsick 'Lonerism' highlight gets a kaleidoscopic clip.
C helsea Cain 's Heartsick is a 2007 debut novel and the first in a quintet of books that must be read sequentially.
Danielle Marveall is heartsick after her precious Chihuahua nine-year-old Myrtle is lost.
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