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

Antonia Fraser on Her Wild Marriage Amanda Foreman November 7, 2010
Betty Ford Center’s Messy Path After Former First Lady’s Death Lois Romano November 8, 2011
Hunter Moore, Creator of ‘Revenge Porn’ Website Is Anyone Up?, Is the Internet’s Public Enemy No. 1 Marlow Stern March 12, 2012
Alabama Coach Nick Saban’s Folly: Great Coaches Protect Their Players Stuart Stevens December 1, 2013
Herman Cain Speaks on Sex and Politics Leslie Bennetts January 12, 2012

Historical Examples

People of Position Stanley Portal Hyatt
Capitola’s Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
The Rising of the Court Henry Lawson
Chatterbox, 1906 Various
A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade

overwhelmed by grief or disappointment


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