broken dreams


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broken dreams

Dreams or aspirations that have failed or been abandoned. This team has never won a championship, so their stadium is full of broken dreams.
See also: broken, dream
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

broken dreams

wishes or desires that cannot be fulfilled. We all have our share of broken dreams, but they were never all meant to come true anyway.
See also: broken, dream
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Boulevard of Broken Dreams will be performed at Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea, on February 12; Aberystwyth Arts Centre on February 18; TorchTheatre, Milford Haven on February 19; Sherman Cymru, Cardiff, on February 25 and Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, on March 11
Broken promises, broken dreams; stories of Jewish and Palestinian trauma and resilience.
The result for each of them is a literal life sentence of loss, sadness, searching for explanations, broken dreams, what ifs and what might have beens.
When she finally does, the two decide to leave the familiar world of high school drama to travel into a world of broken dreams, tabloid television and mental wards as Frances reaches out to find that part of her life she thought she had left behind.
BROKEN PROMISES, BROKEN DREAMS STORIES OF JEWISH AND PALESTINIAN TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE By Alice Rothchild published by Pluto Press ISBN 0 7453 2596 5 price 14.99 [pounds sterling] paperback
The book broken bodies broken dreams; violence against women exposed, produced by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, offers a powerful insight into the different types of violence experienced by countless numbers of girls and women from birth to death, worldwide.
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The tracks in this energetically recorded collection include Since U Been gone; I Don't Want to Be'; Obsession (No Es Amor); Boulevard of Broken Dreams; Caught Up; Rich Girl; Let Me Love You; Vertigo; 1, 2 Step; Lonely No More; Over and Over; Nobody's Home; Incomplete; 1 Thing; True; Let Me Go; Karma; and Take Me Out.
For an interview with Herms in the Santa Monica catalogue, he invented a long one: "George Herms: Bricoleur of Broken Dreams ...
Johnson, best-selling author of Dating Games and The Harris Family, delivers an absorbing and provocative new novel about the low-down schemes and broken dreams that follow a fractured marriage.
Combine these two positive attributes with songs that move far beyond the traditional terrain of unrequited love and broken dreams, and what we get is a CD for grown-ups.
Tom Bower's 'Broken Dreams' took home the GBP12,500 prize and a GBP1,500 bet from the sponsors at Sportspages Bookshop, London.
The second section, "Your Healing Journey," considers the following questions: How does a family heal?; How can you feel safe and how can you help others help you?; What about dating, broken dreams and new fears?
And yet the dancers conjured up an atmosphere of spiky courage, especially Michele Wiles in "Sittin' on a Rubbish Can," Gillian Murphy in "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams," and De Luz in "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" Karen Ellis-Wentz, Erica Cornejo, and Stiefel also distinguished themselves in the same roles.
One day, however, this merchant of broken dreams is confronted with the orphan (Vinicius de Olivera) of a client she has betrayed, a child whose savvy intelligence and flail humanity ultimately awaken Dora's dormant conscience and send both on a soul-searching pilgrimage of hope and transformation.