Examples of heartrending in a Sentence
couldn't bear to see the heartrending photos of victims of the famine
a heartrending choice between saving his daughter or his son
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The Davis family, three generations of which have faced the challenges of life in public housing, is the wellspring of some of our most harrowing and heartrending stories.
The most heartrending situation occurs when these two questions yield opposing answers.
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First Known Use of heartrending
Synonymsdepressing, dismal, drear, dreary, heartbreaking, sad, melancholy, mournful, pathetic, saddening, sorry, tearful, teary
Antonymscheering, cheery, glad, happy
Related Wordsdeplorable, distressful, grievous, lamentable, unfortunate, woeful; discomforting, discomposing, disquieting, distressing, disturbing, perturbing; affecting, moving, poignant, touching; discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting
Near Antonymsheartening, heartwarming, inspiring, stimulating, stirring, uplifting; agreeable, delightful, enjoyable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome; exhilarating, thrilling
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