heartbreak heartbreak  /ˈhɑrtb ˌreɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Cramming hilarity, heartbreak and high notes into a half-hour, it reminded us that no labor dispute can keep a genius from using his powers for Evil, and for good.
  2. The author and numbers-cruncher reflects on Yanks-Sox Yanks-Sox ALCS Diary Robert Sullivan endures another Boston heartbreak Baseball Story Archive.
  3. She lived a fabled life and a cautionary tale, a princess of irreducible splendor yet one who bore testimony to the commonality of loneliness and heartbreak.

News

  1. Mickelson shoots for first Open championship

    ARDMORE — Phil Mickelson will try to end a career full of heartbreak at the U.S. Open and do something no other third-round leader has been able to do the first four times Merion Golf Club hosted the USGA's signature event.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Pocono Record

  2. Column: Mickelson Could Be a Wreck or a Winner

    Column: This could be Mickelson's last and best chance to erase Open heartbreak        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Pallotti’s Tariq Owens and his father stay strong despite heartbreak

    Pallotti’s Tariq Owens and his dad stick together after their family was devastated by heartbreak.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Washington Post

Quotes

  1. Alexa writes that she'd like "to help young girls with something I feel I know a GREAT deal about: Heartbreak-Related Depression. Although it does not get much attention in our society, it is a very serious and painful condition that often gets...
    on Jan 4, 2010 By: Alexa Ray Joel Source: Extra TV

  2. "I think we want this one to be a romp," Sarah Jessica told Billy Bush for Access Hollywood and "The Billy Bush Show." "The last one, we got to tell a really mature sophisticated story that had real heartbreak in it and this time, I...
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Sarah Jessica Parker Source: Access Hollywood

  3. "That's the heartbreak in it," Walsh said. "He would have fit in here, but he was playing (small forward) more than he was playing (power forward). I'm not sure he's a good fit at (power forward) with Jermaine. When you really looked at it, I...
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: Donnie Walsh Source: Forbes

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