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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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But heartbreakingly two scheduled operations have both been cancelled at the last minute.
Veteran musician Rolf Harris, who also attended the service, said: "The building of the townships is going to be heartbreakingly long, if ever.
Emily, who clearly is suffering from postpartum depression, is heartbreakingly fragile.
The new novel from the acclaimed author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a love story at once raw and sweetly funny, wry and heartbreakingly sad.
Of course, no one wants to be the kind of cat owner who, in the words of the journal article, "insists on prolonging the animal's agony as a result of their own selfish needs and blindness to the animal's suffering." But cats, which can't sign living wills and health proxies to make their dying wishes known, can be heartbreakingly stoic when they're mortally ill.
Ledger gave a flawless, heartbreakingly moving performance in a film that will be one of the most important of its time.
Incarceration under the present system puts prisoners in a system that operates by rules very different to those of the outside world (as heartbreakingly shown in other articles in the issue) and causes the inmate to be trained (modified for the long term) to cope in that environment, leaving them ill-prepared to function "outside" Is it more ethical to maladaptively modify a person purely by environmental factors without crossing the line of intruding on their biology, or to violate their personal biological boundaries in the hope of rehabilitating them for successful reentry into society?
Brochu is at his most heartbreakingly touching when he achieves tiny victories such as getting the little girl out of the car or when he walks onto the lot and gazes silently at his son's demolished car.
Some are eerily beautiful, such as the long and mesmerizing "La Parricide" (in which a princess who has killed her father rejects the advances of an amorous hangman); othersare jaunty and fun, such as the wife-seeking ballad "Quand j'ai parti de chez-nous." Still others, such as "En revenant de l'esse" (in which a young woman is unjustly accused of killing her husband and prays to Mary for help) are simply and heartbreakingly lovely.
Our women had struggled and trained in anonymity, shouldered the burden of championing the sport, and then, heartbreakingly, lost.
With dimensions of 107 x 103 x 20 mm and weighing just 200 g, the dinky and, frankly, heartbreakingly lovely PIX-MPTV/U4W will sit quietly and cutely in your hand like a little newborn chick.
Many interviewed teens are adamant in their dislike of labels, others wear them proudly, and yet others are heartbreakingly candid about the pain and isolation negative labels can bring.
It's that heartbreakingly lonely, lovely land that's the star of the book Fifty Miles From Home; Riding the Long Circle on a Nevada Family Ranch.
Red Rum was just well-handicapped, I suppose, and his defeat of Crisp wasn't one of the most heartbreakingly emotional moments in sporting history.
David (Haley Joel Osment) is a sentient and heartbreakingly adorable robot that wants to become a real boy.