be sick at heart

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be sick at heart

To be filled with a deeply unpleasant emotion, such as grief, remorse, dejection, etc. I am sick at heart to think that I may have contributed to her death in some way. Poor Tom's been sick at heart ever since his mother died.
See also: heart, sick

be/feel sick at ˈheart

(formal) be very unhappy or disappointed: When I realized the accident was my fault, I felt sick at heart.
See also: feel, heart, sick
References in classic literature ?
But I am sick at heart, not only for old times, but for the present.
Miss opportunities and the other half of Francisco's quote will apply: "'Tis bitter cold and I am sick at heart.
I am sick at heart that it is increasingly possible to slip into many evangelical churches for weeks and never hear the gospel.
Like most readers, I am sick at heart, and sick of the blind hatred that has been manifest this week in deeds of the utmost blackness and evil.