heartrending heartrending


  • (adj) causing or marked by grief or anguish



  1. Acts of startling psychological cruelty mix with moments of heartrending warmth; banal marital problems dovetail with shocking hints of incest.
  2. The most heartrending: the execution of Rickey Ray Rector, sentenced to die for murdering a policeman.
  3. It may be a heartrending calculus, but it is, in the end, just calculus.


  1. In Case You Forgot How Amazing Fathers Are, Watch This (VIDEO)

    We can’t celebrate Father’s Day without the ceremonial viewing of a heartrending video that reminds you of why fatherhood is a sacred duty.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

  2. Sawatzky’s New Book Follows One Woman’s Journey of Self-Identity and Healing

    “Lily Of The Valley” tells heartrending tale of loss, romance and second chances. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/DorotheaSawatzky/LilyOfTheValley/prweb10830035.htm
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "The heartrending tragedy was in fact a declaration of war on humanity and a mark of lasting disgrace and shame for the organizations claiming to be advocates of human rights and the campaign against terrorism," Ahmadinejad said in a statement...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Tehran Times

  2. Recording his impression in the Visitors Book, President Musharraf said, "The stories of the worst inhuman genocide here in Srebrenica are indeed heartrending. The heart of the Pakistani people beats in unison with the survivors of this great...
    on Apr 29, 2007 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: Daily Times

  3. "On behalf of the entire Rensselaer community, I extend my deepest sympathies to all who have been affected by today's heartrending events at Virginia Tech," Jackson said. "Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims who lost...
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Shirley Ann Jackson Source: Troy Record

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