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heartbreaking

Deeply upsetting or causing great sadness. Watching my grandmother endure this horrible illness has been just heartbreaking. Have you see that new movie? It's so heartbreaking, I cried the whole time!
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The heart-breaking, conspiring, undermining toil of years approached fruition.
He was weighed down by debt, his brother's family was dependent on him, he was forced to write at heart-breaking speed, and is said never to have corrected his work.
he's dead!' And they both set up a heart-breaking cry.
It goes on moaning in such a heart-breaking fashion, and you never know when it is dead.
Another day of heart-breaking and dangerous toil saw us in camp with the two topmasts to the good.
She gave it up, and I heard her scream in a way that cut me to the soul, for it was a woman's scream of fear and heart-breaking despair.
But the old man he didn't take any hand hardly, and was absent-minded and restless, and done a considerable amount of sighing; and it was kind of heart-breaking to see him so sad and troubled and worried.
They heard the terrible question, and a heart-breaking silence followed.
The deteriorating economic and political situation in Zimbabwe will also force people to cross Limpopo River known for its ferocious crocodiles into South Africa and the world will see the same heart-breaking pictures of migrants' dead bodies.
A DECISION to place advertising signs on an roundabout which is home to a bust of famous industrialist Sir Josiah Mason has been called "heart-breaking" by a local councillor.
Summary: Mandalay [Myanmar], Apr 10 (ANI): In spite of India's heart-breaking exit in the Olympic Qualifiers Round 2, head coach Maymol Rocky on Wednesday said that she is proud of the girls who are mostly in their late teens, and early twenties.
Backing the new campaign, Dame Judi said: "We all know that ageing is inevitable, but it's heart-breaking to think of older people who feel they have no-one they can turn to.
THE heart-breaking details written by Benish Umer in the media about the death of her daughter shows how the system works against people.
Academy Award nominated director Majid Majidi ('Children of Heaven'; 'Color of Paradise') delivers a heart-breaking story of unrequited love.
One moment was particularly heart-breaking when Max's big brother Harry was asked: "What worries you most?" Harry murmured: "I can't say it if Max is listening.