: very sad
a heart-wrenching story

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Recent Examples on the Web Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, delivered a heart-wrenching eulogy at her funeral. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 By analyzing the broader context of struggles and understanding the geopolitical dynamics, individuals find both personal healing and a powerful motivation to be agents of justice, thereby addressing the intense emotions stirred by witnessing such heart-wrenching situations. Chanda Reynolds, Essence, 26 Oct. 2023 At a standing-room-only meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York, Israel's U.N. mission heard heart-wrenching accounts from families of Israelis, Americans and others believed to have been kidnapped by Hamas during its attack on Israel last Saturday. Pamela Falk, CBS News, 14 Oct. 2023 On that front, Bernstein suggested a people-first approach for documentarians covering the ongoing, heart-wrenching conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine. Ben Croll, Variety, 13 Oct. 2023 Some described heart-wrenching scenes as Willis grappled with his loss of mental acuity and an inability to remember his dialogue, The Times reported previously. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2023 Drawing on both celebratory moments and heart-wrenching experiences, Major’s music offers not just entertainment but comfort and hope for her fans. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 29 Sep. 2023 Shortly before Hider made the deal, Paulus wrote a heart-wrenching tribute to Simjee, 22, on the anniversary of his murder. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 13 Sep. 2023 Explore Roland Abante See latest videos, charts and news Now, there’s the Roland Abante’s heart-wrenching rendition for America’s Got Talent. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Heart-wrenching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart-wrenching. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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