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True, there were hot days and restless nights, weary feet, and now and then a heartache.

He himself had gone through loneliness and heartache, and the shadow was still on him.

If I'd seen you caring for Monny, I should have found some medicine to cure my heartache.

War and suffering and heartache and trouble seemed a long, long way off.

And then, alone once more, all his misery and heartache returned.

Only to lie down on the earth and know no more, with all the heartache over.

I forgot the heartache which makes up the rest of the price.

He spoke with a purposed sternness, but with something of a heartache, too.

That pain is a heartache, and the heartache comes from ingratitude.

Her face was a little wan, and in the deep eyes was shadowed a heartache.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English heortece, in the sense of a physical pain; c.1600 in sense of "anguish of mind;" from heart + ache. Old English did, however, have heartsarnes "grief," literally "heart-soreness."

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