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We were overhelmed by the news of the famous actor's sudden death.

Does the above imply that "We were very surprised/shocked by the news" or "We were extremely sad/sorry to hear the news?" Or something else? Thanks.
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Overwhelmed.

It carries any and all of those meanings, potentially; the word here only means 'overcome with emotion'.
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Mister MicawberOverwhelmed.

It carries any and all of those meanings, potentially; the word here only means 'overcome with emotion'.

Thanks, Mister.

Got it.