Examples of usage:

  1. Mrs. Forbes was again overwhelmed with apparently heartrending sorrow and remorse. "Mugby Junction" by Charles Dickens
  2. Dear little things, it's heartrending! "The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete" by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  3. Having swallowed the first flood of tears, the late squire addressed his faithful donkey in the tenderest and most heartrending terms, telling him that he should have stuck by him all the time, and not let himself be carried away by ambitions to become governor of islands. "The Story of Don Quixote" by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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