: very sad : deeply affected by grief
The death of his son has left him grief-stricken.

Examples of grief-stricken in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, Susan ultimately died after having a stroke in 2004, leaving both Warren and Astrid grief-stricken. Alex Gurley, Peoplemag, 4 June 2024 Her daughter was grief-stricken and furious after Rosen’s death. Arthur Allen | Kff Health News, NBC News, 27 Mar. 2024 Where to rent End of Watch: Amazon Prime Video 08 of 15 Detective Loki, 'Prisoners' (2013) Denis Villeneuve's thriller Prisoners stars Gyllenhaal as Detective Loki, who is searching for an enraged and grief-stricken father's (Hugh Jackman) missing daughter. Wesley Stenzel,, 29 Feb. 2024 The death of a 5-year-old girl after a fire in her St. Paul home, which also critically injured her mother and five siblings, has left her family and community members grief-stricken. Mara H. Gottfried, Twin Cities, 4 Jan. 2024 Some are not yet open—which could mean fewer options—and most workers are still grief-stricken. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Nov. 2023 They were found days later — grief-stricken but safe, Pessah said. Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2023 Instead, state media released video interviews with her parents, both of whom appeared grief-stricken and shocked. Susannah George, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2023 Set in dictator Benito Mussolini’s Italy, this film finds Geppetto grief-stricken and bitter about the loss of his son. Kturnqui, oregonlive, 13 June 2023

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“Grief-stricken.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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