a heavy heart


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a heavy heart

A state of profound dejection, depression, or grief. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved father. I had a heavy heart leaving home, but I knew the move was for the best.
See also: heart, heavy
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heavy heart, a

Unhappiness. This expression comes from the Bible. The Book of Proverbs (12:25) states, “Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop.” It remains current.
See also: heavy
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