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Romantic ContextPlay
Heartbreak often refers to pain from romantic rejection or breakup. SlideShe was struggling with heartbreak after her fiance called off the wedding.
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Emotional IntensityPlay
Heartbreak suggests a deep emotional hurt that can take time to heal. SlideThe heartbreak of losing his pet dog left him in tears for days.
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Not Always RomanticPlay
Heartbreak can also describe non-romantic situations involving strong disappointment. SlideHis heartbreak was palpable when he was cut from the football team.