burdened with great sorrow, grief, or disappointment.
Contemporary Examples

Obama Chokes Up During Newtown Statement: Full Transcript and Video The Daily Beast December 13, 2012
Kristin Chenoweth on Her Darker Role in ‘Family Weekend’ Kevin Fallon March 26, 2013
Mel Brooks’s 11 Favorite Movie Scenes: ‘Psycho’ to ‘Some Like It Hot’ Mel Brooks May 19, 2013

Historical Examples

The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II. John Lothrop Motley
A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
The Brand Therese Broderick
Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17) Various
The Legend of Ulenspiegel Charles de Coster
Ten Years Among the Mail Bags James Holbrook
The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White

overwhelmed by grief or disappointment


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