with a heavy heart

with a heavy heart

With much sadness; in a state of grief. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved father. After these tragedies, our nation will forge on, but with a heavy heart.
See also: heart, heavy

with a heavy heart

Cliché sadly. With a heavy heart, she said good-bye. We left our summer cottage on the last day with a heavy heart.
See also: heart, heavy

with a ˌheavy/ˌsinking ˈheart

with a feeling of sadness or fear: It was with a heavy heart that he left the school for the last time. OPPOSITE: with a light heart
See also: heart, heavy, sink
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The club has taken this decision with a heavy heart given the fundamental role of Reja during the last five seasons, where Napoli were propelled from Serie C to Serie A and the Uefa Cup," a statement from Napoli said.
Ortiz, who had spent a week in his native Dominican Republic to be with family, returned to the club over the weekend in Seattle and obviously was pitching with a heavy heart in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Oakland A's in front of 34,861 at Edison Field.