Definition of 'heart-rending'
Example sentences containing 'heart-rending'
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There are no heart-rending scenes as she is given her diagnosis and no five stages of grief. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He sent us heart-rending letters telling us how he had found a secluded corner in the grounds where he could cry undetected. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Her book is sweetly sentimental, and full of heart-rending scenes of separation and reunion. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The film is being billed as a heart-rending love story and will be shot in Liverpool. The Sun (2015)Fast forward a few days, and another heart-rending story about doomed youth. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is also a heart-rending account of the searing, slow dissolution of a marriage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The trench and battle scenes were heart-rending and as authentic as any I have seen. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An eye-opening and heart-rending story. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Used Rarely. heart-rending is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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