with a heavy heart

with a heavy heart

Cliché sadly. With a heavy heart, she said good-bye. We left our summer cottage on the last day with a heavy heart.
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DEAR MISS GARTH -- I have just written, with a heavy heart, to my uncle, and I think I owe it to your kind interest in me not to omit writing next to you.
If you are the good friend I take you for,' she says, 'don't ask me for reasons; I am doing what is forced on me, and doing it with a heavy heart.
Philip had been very adroit, and it was with a heavy heart that he gave up his winning; but his fingers itched to play still, and a few days later, on his way to the football field, he went into a shop and bought a pennyworth of J pens.
Nevertheless, it was with a heavy heart that I bade adieu to poor Lady Ashby, and left her in her princely home.
The poor miller was much horrified by these tidings, and went in to his wife with a heavy heart to tell her and his relations of the fatal bargain he had just struck with the nixy.
The outlook was black indeed, and I went about my work with a heavy heart.
And, rising with a heavy heart, she returned to her chamber, where she took a pen and paper, and during the whole of that night busied herself with tracing letters.
And at last the man yielded with a heavy heart, and took the rose; and said he would give the lion whatever should meet him first on his return.
It was purely for security that she had been requested by Angel to send her communications through his father, whom he kept pretty well informed of his changing addresses in the country he had gone to exploit for himself with a heavy heart.
When I left him, after we had buried poor Blanche, Stroeve walked into the house with a heavy heart.
A sudden mist swam up before the young man's eyes, and he turned away upon his journey with a heavy heart and a choking throat.
The air was cold, and the rain again began to descend; we entered the hut, the fiend with an air of exultation, I with a heavy heart and depressed spirits.
Maggie at first refused to dance, saying that she had forgotten all the figures--it was so many years since she had danced at school; and she was glad to have that excuse, for it is ill dancing with a heavy heart.
Night coming upon me, I began with a heavy heart to consider what would be my lot if there were any ravenous beasts in that country, as at night they always come abroad for their prey.
I bent to the earth before him, and went to do his bidding with a heavy heart, for was not Baleka my sister?