(one's) heart bleeds for (someone)

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(one's) heart bleeds for (someone)

One feels sorrow or sadness for someone who is experiencing hardships. The phrase can also be said sarcastically to mean the opposite. My heart just bleeds for Nathan—his mom died unexpectedly last week. Yeah, yeah, my heart bleeds for you that you didn't get a full eight hours sleep. Meanwhile, I was up at 3 AM with a screaming toddler.
See also: bleed, heart
References in classic literature ?
Then Minerva said, "Father, son of Saturn, King of kings, it served Aegisthus right, and so it would any one else who does as he did; but Aegisthus is neither here nor there; it is for Ulysses that my heart bleeds, when I think of his sufferings in that lonely sea-girt island, far away, poor man, from all his friends.
Gentlemen," he said, "this is a serious business and my heart bleeds as if you had pierced it through and through.
My heart bleeds for her as I see her toiling along on her weary feet, or seated in a cart, with her eyes fixed vacantly on the road before her, never thinking or caring whither it tends, till hunger comes and makes her desire that a village may be near.
When I think of your life, sacrificed to that wretched woman, my heart bleeds for you.
Bad, very bad; why don't you say, 'Death carries on its ravages amongst the few surviving defenders of the monarchy and the old and faithful servants of the King, whose heart bleeds under these reiterated blows?
Leach and Johnson were the two particular victims of Wolf Larsen's diabolic temper, and the look of profound melancholy which had settled on Johnson's face and in his eyes made my heart bleed.
my friend, how would your tender heart bleed did you but know the least of my sufferings; but they are all requited by the delightful anticipations of Park-Place.
That dear name, so delightful to pronounce, made his heart bleed, although so sweet upon his lips.
My heart bleed for that poor boy, that dear boy, so of the age of mine own boy had I been so blessed that he live, and with his hair and eyes the same.
The atrocity in its full extent no longer exists, but there is enough of it left to give rise to occurrences that make the heart bleed.
And yet she was so well spoken," said the girl, looking at me with wide open eyes, "that it made a person's heart bleed.
It was only the physical strength which appeared to have departed; but that was quite sufficient to make my heart bleed for the dear rascal who had cost me every tie I valued but the tie between us two.
My heart bleeds thinking about those who are gravely affected by everything bad that is happening in the world, especially innocent children who do not even understand why such things are happening.
oh my heart bleeds Will Shackley They got Nigel Owens who just happens to be the most fair ref you can find and they want to gripe .
My heart bleeds for these people but please, please be real.