What does crestfallen mean?

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Adjective
  1. Sad because of a recent disappointment.
  2. Depressed.
  3. (obsolete, of a horse) Having the crest, or upper part of the neck, hanging to one side.
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Her dark eyes held a look so distraught and crestfallen that she didn't even notice the eeriness around her.
When the anchorwoman for the German 4x100 relay drops the baton with a big lead, he is crestfallen.
The Irishman was under tremendous pressure to get Carlisle's season off to a good start and must have been crestfallen in defeat.
But we must have looked so crestfallen that she smiled and gave us a toffee each.
When I didn't say anything for a few moments, the lady shuffled her hands together, looking crestfallen.
On that score, as long as I have him on the line, I feel it's my duty to bust his chops a bit on behalf of crestfallen kids everywhere.

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