heavy heart

noun

: a great deal of sadness
It is with a heavy heart that I bring you this bad news.
I announced my decision to leave with a heavy heart.

Examples of heavy heart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reid expressed a heavy heart for the ongoing battles against discrimination, noting that while the act was a monumental step forward, the fight for true equality in education, criminal justice, and healthcare continues. Mizani Ball, Essence, 10 July 2024 Campos, the Brawner worker, was at the scene during the day Tuesday with a heavy heart. Jean Marbella, Baltimore Sun, 27 Mar. 2024 And Ben, Reed’s best friend, is totally transformed into, well, a Thing, with giant, orange boulders for a body, giving him super strength — and a perpetual heavy heart about his seemingly monstrous appearance. Variety, NBC News, 14 Feb. 2024 Mazzanti left the police department several hours after midnight and went home with a heavy heart. Time, 2 Oct. 2023 Modest Mouse’s members are touring with a heavy heart, having lost drummer Jeremiah Green to cancer last year. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Sep. 2023 Owners Matt Filip, Nate Sturdevant and the New Wave Burritos crew wrote that the decision to close the restaurant at 3311 Preston Highway was made with a heavy heart. Leah Hunter, The Courier-Journal, 4 Aug. 2023 My heavy heart had to believe this was indeed a spirit animal, here to say goodbye or to escort Peackoe’s spirit to the next realm. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 June 2023 This week, Evans competed with a heavy heart. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2023

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“Heavy heart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy%20heart. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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