Felt sick at heart - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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feel sick at heart
To feel a deeply unpleasant emotion, such as grief, remorse, dejection, etc. I feel sick at heart to think that I may have contributed to her death in some way. Poor Tom's felt sick at heart ever since his mother died.
be/feel sick at ˈheart (formal) be very unhappy or disappointed: When I realized the accident was my fault, I felt sick at heart.
References in classic literature
Adrienne felt sick at heart
. Want of nourishment had lessened her energies, and here came a blow to all her golden visions that was near overcoming her.
He felt sick at heart
. He found that it was easy to make a heroic gesture, but hard to abide by its results.