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noun as in mental or emotional misery

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The heartbreak isn’t from him not playing football anymore or anything like that.

To be a physician that has spent your whole life taking care of patients, holding patients’ hands when they’re at the end of their life, crying with the patient’s family, and to not be able to be with my father was the biggest heartbreak of all.

Think of Harrison Ford finding love with a replicant in Blade Runner or Joaquin Phoenix mending his heartbreak with a digital assistant in Her.

From Fortune

His grief is filtered through the breakup metaphor — a concept he borrowed from Qawwali music and Sufi poetry, both of which are “very big” on analogies of estrangement and heartbreak — but no less palpable.

“It’s a heartbreak looking for a place to happen,” says Lise Buyer, the founder of Glass V Group, a consultancy that provides advice about public listing.

From Fortune

Indeed, from these posts, the shooting seems to born out of that heartbreak.

After all, the biggest names in the art world have cultivated their craft through heartbreak and emotional strife.

We have to nurse heartbreak and betrayal and newfound fragile hope.

Amia, Louie's temporary girlfriend, is gone, leaving him to wallow in his heartbreak—at least for a few scenes.

But, at least with his new disco campaign ad, he'll be channeling Kanye West by adding some 808s to his likely heartbreak tonight.

There were plenty of failures, a lot of heartbreak and profanity, an occasional injury—but they kept going, and they got there.

Somewhere in the bushes, someone began to play a kazoo, adding the final touch of melancholy and heartbreak to the music.

Im sorry, said Lois, wondering at her power of suspending a heartbreak, but we havent a drop left in the house.

We need not consider how much struggle and heartbreak had gone into meeting that schedule.

David M. Osborne backed a new self-binder, lost a million, and died of heartbreak.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heartbreak, such as: agony, anguish, bitterness, despair, grief, and heartache.

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